This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
This old ward, not a victim of remodeling, still has metal screens over the open windows of the doors. It should be obvious why glass were not used.
The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards.
Some of the doors had sliding plastic windows, but most of the older ward doors simply had these peep holes drilled through them. The inside was always marked and worn more than the outside.
A burned and rusted control panel in the corner of the new hoist room.
The fresh snow makes the whole complex look a lot cleaner than it actually is.
Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
This is one of the modern nurse’s stations where the last inpatients lived in the mid-2000s. The windows are thick shatterproof plastic. I am unsure why the suspended ceiling is missing.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.