In the power house corner is this gratuitously gigantic doorway. It used to be even bigger, too, as indicated by the brick arch another foot over the top windows.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
The top floor of the Chateau was the original surgical suite. Later, hydrotherapy took place here. When Nopeming was converted to a nursing home, it was a place where residents watched movies. Portra 400 on Voigtlander Bessa.
A stray cat at hunts mice along the elevator row at Inglis, MB. Film: Fuji FP100C.
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.
A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen.
A fireproof room in the basement, perhaps for ammunition storage at one time.
A bathroom in the rear of the ballroom that overlooks the Rose Garden.
Watching the comings and goings of doctors, nurses and new patients was a mainstay of asylum routine; one can find it easy to imagine pale faces pressed against the block glass windows, staring out at the world moving past them.