Sunset through a stained window in the headhouse made the floor feel like a heavy industrial Disney movie.
Looking out across the elevator row from Portland Huron’s roof. Don’t you love the color of the sky?
“GREETING FROM BEAUTIFUL GARY–WISH YOU WERE HERE!” My postcard shot.
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.
There isn’t an unbroken window in the entire historic complex as of 2013.
The lights of the active docks keep the retired #6 up all night.
The stonework was done by a local handyman of sorts, who was also a guard at a nearby insane asylum. He did a great job, it seems to me.