Fluorescent lights peel back from the walls like caterpillars, rearing up and away from the glare of the sunflower-fans.
A bathroom in the rear of the ballroom that overlooks the Rose Garden.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
This bedroom built for a tuberculosis patient has been converted into a safe room.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
The stonework was done by a local handyman of sorts, who was also a guard at a nearby insane asylum. He did a great job, it seems to me.
You can almost make out the concrete chute through the open window. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
The playground used to be near the school which is now in ruins.