This spiral staircase isn’t doing Lemp much good–maybe they’ll let me have it! I do love, though, that there is a door going to it–without walls–and it ascends to a second floor that doesn’t exactly exist anymore.
A staircase leads behind three of the dock chutes, seemingly to nowhere. The lower on the left held one end of a string of lights above the dock.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?
Happy mine bacteria ‘chews’ away at one of the narrow gauge rail ties still embedded in the sand floor. The orange color is not a mistake of mine; it is the result of different minerals leeching into the water table and draining into the mine. Keep in mind that, about 100 feet above, is the Ford plant itself!
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
The office stairs. Part of Herb’s morning walk.
Iron lions in the doctor’s apartment guard the way to the dining room.
2008. Harris Machinery as seen from the roof of ADM-Delmar Elevator #4.