It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter.
The old men’s ward is an example of what the hospital resembled before part of the complex was modernized. Small rooms, light switches outside the door, small observation windows set into heavy wood. If you ask me, though, the tile work across the floors is the most spectacular.
A broken-down wooden grain chute.
The sun shining through one of the buildings; everything was overgrown.
The hospital was surrounded by walking paths that crisscrossed the front green, as it was called. Part of Kirkbride’s plan was to have ample opportunities for exercise outdoors–fresh air, especially cold fresh air, was thought to have curative properties.
The side of the maintenance shops, still home to several disassembled electric carts.
The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards.
The side of a launcher, with outbuildings in the background. You can see the tracks where the roof would open before launch.