The neon lighthouse, seen from the top of one of the silos.
Why the door had to be moved over 2 1/2 feet will remain a mystery.
A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
I assume this sign used to sit near the highway that snakes around the mine and town.
This is one of the biggest warps I’ve ever found in a wooden factory floor hasn’t broken yet. When you stand on it, it make a very loud popping sound as the boards shift. The poster on the pillar near the left side of the frame advertises recreational boating, presumably to the factory workers who left this floor in the early 1980s.
“This way,” then, “No, that way!”
The view into one of the asylum rooms of Norwich Hospital. A long time ago, a window broke, letting the vines crawling up the bricks outside to move indoors and across the floor.
The Wheeler Rec Center was very nice and included gymnasiums and a pool.
The grain-centric buildings had automatic fire doors.