The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
Inside the office was a small furnace and a collection of mechanical belts. You can see “SERVICE AT COST” and “POOL 168” in the background.
The old truck scale sits in the middle of what was Nettleton Avenue Slip.
An arrangement of brick graffiti on the old boiler house building near the railroad tracks.
Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it.
This is one of the modern nurse’s stations where the last inpatients lived in the mid-2000s. The windows are thick shatterproof plastic. I am unsure why the suspended ceiling is missing.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
No, it’s not your Mac’s desktop, it’s a beautiful Lake Superior night. Taken from near the former Pittsburgh and Reading Anthracite Plant. You can see the frame that used to hold the lifeboat that was auctioned in 2006 to the left of the Pilot House.