Blacksmith Shop, Seen from the Concentrator-(C)SUSBTREET.org
I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
Holes in the roof lead to holes in the plaster and finally holes in the floor. That’s not what gutted the God from this altar, though.
I wonder when fluorescent lighting was added.
The former BESCO building in the last light of day.
The side of a launcher, with outbuildings in the background. You can see the tracks where the roof would open before launch.
In the far back of the cellars there are some old bottles. This arch shows an old entrance to the cellars, now collapsed.
Above the offices is this little section of factory that still has strips of wood flooring. This may be where the upholstery was cut.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.