Dressed-Up Anti-Suicide Staircase Fancy spikes to help keep suicidal patients from climbing the fence and leaping down the stairs. Similar Images ...based on the tags: staircases... The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN. One of the few windows that escaped steel plating the last time the hospital was sealed tight to let nature roam within. Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible! We people are so small. An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House. Lockers for the boiler room workers. The side stairs were worn smooth by use. A strange little staircase on the side of the orphanage puts the scale of the building in perspective. It’s big, by U.P. standards! The former, and much-altered, main entrance and grand staircase.