Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
Two small generators connected to a Frick steam engine.
The former BESCO building in the last light of day.
Beautiful belt wheels above the grain cribs. Getting to the spot where this was taken is now impossible, and I don’t know whether these remain or not anymore.
What time is it?
Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused.