An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
The top three floors were removed from the top of the Temple Opera Block (right). If you have a sharp eye, you can see the outlines of some of the old floors on the shared wall of the Orpheum (left). For a time, the front of the building held a bus stop.
The head distiller could walk out of their office to this balcony and overlook the whole fermentation process in a glance.
Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.
A classroom, perhaps from the days when the city owned the building.
Looking at the tallest part of the plant from a skeletal loading dock. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
Local kids probably call this the ‘Shootin’ Shack’, judging by its war wounds.
At Treasure Mountain mine. This collapsed building was likely the 1937 Compressor House, which pushed compressed air and water into the Sanitago Tunnel in the time it was producing.