One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
A string of vehicles have found death at Packard recently. Usually they are simply driving up ramps and pushed off the rooftops, but this one seemed destined for a worse fate. Found in the far corner of the far building.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
Jars like these were used to measure the volume of fluid pumped out of TB patients’ lungs.
A heavy steel device locks the anchor up.
An original stencil-brushed sign.
A skyway 100 feet above this office crumbled one day. This is what happened when those two met. High-impact love.
The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device.