The sluice room was surrounded in fine grating. The company would want to finely control when the doors would be opened so the gold could be removed under supervision. No yellow bonus for the working man…
When Nopeming was affiliated with local farms, it often slaughtered its own livestock. This is the part of the hospital where food would be prepped, below the stage in the Service Building.
After demolition in the mid 2000s, this interior door became exterior. I remember walking through the car shed as a teenager. It was a shortcut, if I didn’t get caught.
The large domed rooms were surreal.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
The sound of water running in the distance.
I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
The sliding nuclear-blast-hardened door that would shield the missile during an attack.
I love these heavy rolling doors in the old tobacco processing building.
In its last years, the church had a congregation of only about 100. It opened with 1.700…