The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
An unshielded heaframe and single pulley.
The stage of the theatre still holds hymnals and other vestiges of its time as a church.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
The flour mill’s interior is really just a system of steel and rubber tubes that crush flour over and over in the gap. This mill was never run off of water power directly, but it used to generate power using the river.
A view of the Harris offices, complete with great block glass.
This building cleaned the barrels that transported ingredients through the plant.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
The top of Dock 4 was too dangerous to explore, but this panorama gives you an idea of the view (and how rotten the wood was).