Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry.
Far away, you can see the red lights on the steam plant smokestack. To the extreme right is the beginning of the Minneapolis skyline. Paint (where this was taken) and Assembly (where the blue light is) were connected with a long skyway that carried completed trucks to be painted. I assume the device in the foreground burned volatiles from the painting process.
The back wall of the ballroom, showing water-warped floors.
Looking out of Kurth Malt a the neighbors–the silos past Electric Steel are those of the Froedert Malt Company, now gone.
Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background.
In the corner of the former school grounds…
This ward was the last occupied place in the hospital. It was used as a chemical dependency (drug and alcohol) inpatient program. It seems that they were allowed to paint the walls before they abandoned it… I go back and forth, thinking it is a shame and thinking it is a little cool.
A divot to let more light and air into the building.