This is what I believe to be the Masonic Cottage, where infected Freemasons would be treated together and enjoy some simple luxuries because of their social connections. Freemasonry is still popular in North Dakota.
The King Elevator is connected by a manlift and this spiral staircase. The manlift was down–can you believe it? Note the cool turns in the vertical railings. Arista 100 on 120.
On the left are rows of dayrooms; on the right is one of two long hallways which connect the two halves of the hospital. The large, center section of the hallway would fit chairs for patients to look out on the gardens. They called it a conservatory. This hallway would be as close as some patients would get to nature.
A typical shower in the old section of the hospital. It looks a little horrifying in the harsh light of a camera flash on the thousands of little white tiles. One soap holder hadn’t been stolen yet.
A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room.
A sign facing the city on an exterior wall–a sort of motivational poster.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
Fall fog swept up from the river valley, making the building look more like it felt–a ghost, out of time and place.