This door used to open at river level, but it has since been built up and sealed with a steel grate. Still, the original doors (with original paint?) stand in the same place. Once they opened to the fresh air, now they are permanently sealed in the tunnels. This is the official entrance for inspecting the mine, hence fiber optic and ladder. Shortly after the plant was demolished, this entire area was resealed and alarmed.
This bedroom built for a tuberculosis patient has been converted into a safe room.
A safe distance from Prize Mine is its dynamite storage vault, designed to explode up–not out–should the worst happen.
An automatically closing door, in case of fire or flood in the engine compartment.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
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.
On the extended engine bay…
A decaying door of the Medical Director for the unit. Because this is from one of the outbuildings and not Administration, I doubt that this was the Medical Director of Norwich State Hospital’s office.
This train shed was later converted to load trucks with concrete from the silos.