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.
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
The offices, cleared out pending fire inspection. Now it’s full of stuff again.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke.
When it became “Hyde Park Hospital”, this portico was added onto the front.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
Above the offices is this little section of factory that still has strips of wood flooring. This may be where the upholstery was cut.