The first floor hallway between conference rooms and the diesel lab at the center of the facility
The snowflake (?) patterns were hand-laid throughout the hospital. It is possible some or all of these tiles were laid by patients, as it is on record that they were used for simple tasks in the name of occupational therapy.
Offices above the labs. Note all the air handling equipment. I love the utilitarian design.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.
The former BESCO building in the last light of day.
The doorframes become more askew every year as the buildings slip downward into the gulch at different rates. This seems to be the part of the mine ruins where transients leave their marks. The graffiti dated back to the 1970s, at least.
This building cleaned the barrels that transported ingredients through the plant.
The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.
Rubber dock boots still sits under the desk in the dock office, near keys to rusted locks and files of fired employees.