Graffiti on the Blacksmith’s Door-(C)SUSBTREET.org
The doorframes become more askew every year as the buildings slip downward into the gulch at different rates. This seems to be the part of the mine ruins where transients leave their marks. The graffiti dated back to the 1970s, at least.
The bits with handles are the filters with screens of different sizes. Larger grain particles would be stopped at the top for further reduction via the mills, while the powder at the bottom would be run through another bolter–one of the refinement stages in flour production.
Castle, Montana is a ghost town. Almost no signs remain that it was a mining town.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
The nurse’s station on this floor, a ward still in its original design, featured a half-door where patients could get their medicine. Portra 160.
In the mountainside are a number of air shafts, indicating where the tunnels traced under the rocky surface.
A switchboard to control the flow of electricity into the plant from the city and generators.
Shag carpet is fabulous, and I hope it makes a comeback.
One of my favorite photos of the ADM-Delmar #1 skyway, when it stood. Taken at sunset, with the reflection of the overcast sky in the remaining windows.