The Sivertson’s sign seems like from a different time. I’ve never seen it lit, but I bet it’s beautiful.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
Looking up the hill from the rooftop of the Temple Opera Block. The downtown casino (left) looks far closer to its original use as a Sears Roebuck department store than it does today. Behind it is the blighted Carter Hotel, one of many abandoned buildings near the former Orpheum.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.
The vines are thick across the asylum.
Holes in the wall mark where patient beds used to be, side by side, facing out the window.
Before there was a row of double rooms on the left and a common room on the right. Now, in a way, it is all one big common room.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
A warning sticker on the interior of a dredge once tied to the old dock.