2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.
Ektar 100/Mamiya 6. A ghost town near Martinsdale, where the market (pictured) served as the train stop.
A gymnasium, if I recall. The last building before the road dead-ends.
The rear of the complex shows the more than 100 year old workhouse–still working! I do not know if the tanks are original to the 1901 elevator, but I suspect so.
Gunnell Mine was large and probably included a small stamp mill.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
Originally, this part of the dock was reserved for the weather station.
Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.