Harris Machinery rests under snow on the left. Two explorers enjoy the view.
Looking through a secure ward door at the destroyed rooms beyond.
The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.
In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.
Between the repair shops and the stock department is this odd little structure. No, the walls are not level–it’s not your eyes. The shops slope left, the structure slopes right.
Above the offices is this little section of factory that still has strips of wood flooring. This may be where the upholstery was cut.
These stairs were probably removed to discourage scrapping and graffiti. Ask me if it worked.
An ajar car elevator car afar, technically.
On the left is the 1907 elevator section and its 1926 expansion is on the right. Interesting how the century-old silos seem to be faring better. Windows provided light to the underground conveyor tunnels, which were used to bring grain out of the silos by gravity.