The Tilston School,built in the late 1960s. In front of it is a memorial and model to the first schoolhouse. This building, however, has been turned into a kind of town dump. The classrooms are filled with mattresses and discarded tires and trash.
Old conveyor belts are draped over the sides of the ore chutes to cut down on the noise and wear of the dumping trains.
Taken from under the headframe.
Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
Behind the small stage is a hallway signed by practically every act that walked through its doors. There’s also a pair of palms. Since all the heat in the building collects in this area, it did seem more tropical.
I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex.
A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
The chapel (left) and surgical suite (straight on) move in an out of view as fog rolls up from the St. Louis River valley.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.