One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
This chair burned in the 2005 arson that gutted this building, which is the oldest on the property.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
These machines are at least 100 years old.
A colorful boiler is a happy boiler! RotoGrate systems remove ashes from the boiler firebox by revolving the bottom of the system to let the fly ash drop into a hopper. This greatly increases boiler efficiency.
Spring melt flows down the rusty rock house. In the background is the frame for the shaft.
The secret sweet-yet-salty center of the nameless factoryscape. Home base, tuned to rule the AC and turn out Product X at record rates, I’m sure.
With its fresh paint, Lake Superior Elevator “I” almost looks contemporary, but it far outdates its neighbors, It replaced a wooden elevator by the same name in 1919.
A quick vertical panorama taken on my back at the sweet spot of a great summer sunset. On the skylight is the torch-cut catwalk that used to link the outside of the smokestacks that vented the cupolas.