The roof could be vented when locomotives were running inside.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
In an old ward, two men would have shared this room.
One thing that struck me as a midwesterner in the South was the vines. They seem to be able to completely cover a building when left alone for a few decades.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
A broken scale in Isabella A, next to an old wood stove.