This building had the rusty remains of a few mattresses, likely used in the 1940s when this site was last occupied.
Frontenac’s shaft house is well preserved, compared to all other around it. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
Looking through a secure ward door at the destroyed rooms beyond.
Left: A medium storage chamber with access to an interconnecting steam tunnel at ceiling height. This room also has various smashed toilets. Why? Because dead toilets–all of them–always find a home in a cave. Center: Steps go past a +-intersection, left goes deeper, right goes to utility tunnels for the brewery, forward used to go to the brewery basement… it’s now backfilled. Left from the backfill is a small hallway; see ‘Backfill Self Portrait’. Center-Right: Utility tunnels tie knots between the brewery’s demolished basement and its caves. Right: Most of the storage volume is in large chambers down this causeway.
Jef throws open the back door of an alley for the trailing photographers and historians.
The floor in this building (now demolished) was very rotten. This picture was taken through a window from very firm ground.
Inside the main entrance is a whiteboard and mirror, then it branches into discrete spaces.