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.
An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for.
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.
While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine.
The old truck scale sits in the middle of what was Nettleton Avenue Slip.
Books in nooks and not getting a look… about the crook with hooks that cooks.
When I moved from the roof back into the upper floors of the distillery, the plants growing out of the masonry caught my eye. It’s 60 feet up, but looks like it could be an old wall.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.