Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?
Postcards and snapshots in a high elevator office.
The depot of Ringling is a very lonely looking building and there are many holes in its roof. There are no signs on it whatsoever.
One of the machines left over in the underground magnetic separation plant.
The hole in the floor, I like to joke, is a not-so-sneaky trap for the photographers creeping to get a close-up of the amazing peeling paint. I somehow escaped this snare, however, to warn the rest… perhaps you.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.
The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards.
We know what the ladies’ favorite treats were! Found holding parts on a repair cart.