Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital

April 23, 2020

The COVID crisis has given me some time to make progress on posting all of the pictures and locations from my days of exploring abandoned buildings. Getting all of the material online is something I really want to accomplish, but don’t make enough time to work on. For the most part, I backdate my posts…

Fore River Shipyard – 2011 – 2012

December 30, 2018

Fore River Shipyard began operations in 1883. In 1913, it was purchased by Bethlehem Steel. Its final owner, General Dynamics, purchased the yard in 1963 and eventually ceased operations in 1986. Most of the ships the yard worked on were Navy ships. My father actually worked here for a time doing some engineering work, so…

Buffalo State Hospital – July 13, 2013

December 29, 2018

We made a second trip to Buffalo State to do another tour just a couple of months after our first visit to Buffalo State Hospital.

Buffalo State Hospital – May 5, 2013 – Set 2

December 29, 2018

During our first visit to Buffalo State we got very lucky. Naturally, after the tour ended I was asking about getting more time to photograph (which I would be more than happy to pay for), etc. Christine, the absolutely fantastic person in charge of operations at the Richardson Olmsted Complex indicated that I would really…

Bethlehem Steel – Trip 2

March 28, 2008

Atlantic Ave. Tunnel

March 8, 2008

The Atlantic Ave tunnel was built in 1844 and rediscovered in 1980 by Bob Diamond, pictured here in the orange vest leading one of the tours. According to Bob, the tunnel was the subject of many rumors and urban legends over the years, and pretty much everyone had disregarded it’s existence as a fairy tale.

Bethlehem Steel – Trip 1

February 8, 2008

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital – Trip 2

December 19, 2007

My second trip to Greystone was a solo trip during the summer. It was HOT and a thunderstorm rolled in while I was in the medical building, which made for a really cool spooky day. I also remember jogging up a path through the bushes from my car towards the entrance I knew about. All…

Kings Park Psychiatric Center

September 25, 2007

Kings Park had been on my list for some time but the distance was just a bit more than I was willing to tackle in a single day, especially considering the massive amount of exploring that lay ahead of me. In the end, it turned out to be the first place I ever traveled and…

Central Islip Psychiatric Center

May 29, 2007

My trip to Central Islip was brief, but interesting. I stopped here after exploring the Kings Park Psychiatric Center. I was torn between my desire to explore and my desire to get on the road for a very long drive home so I was only able to explore one building.

Clinton Train Tunnel

May 12, 2007

Foxborough State Hospital

April 13, 2007

Foxboro State hospital opened in 1889 and treated patients until about 1976. Unfortunately I was not able to explore the hospital before renovations began, but I could not let this place be renovated without seeing it at least once.

Gaebler Children’s Center – Trips 1 – 3

February 1, 2007

Built near the Metropolitan State Hospital campus, the Gaebler School was created specifically to address the needs of children with mental illnesses. As with many institutions of it’s type, the stories of former patients who resided within these walls are not always pretty. It is chilling to walk the halls of this building, passing seclusion…

Iron Horse Park – 2006

December 31, 2006

Iron Horse Park is surely one of the locations I have explored the most.  It was an old Boston and Maine Railroad repair facility.  Always fun and photogenic!  There are far too many trips in my libraries to post them all separately, so I’m combining them into just a few.

Metropolitan State Hospital

December 31, 2006
Conjoined

Baker Mills

November 29, 2006

The Baker and Forbes mills were constructed in 1891 and 1911, respectively. They provided employment for many people in the Dorchester area producing Baker’s Chocolate for many years. The brand was acquired by General Foods and in 1962 the company decided to consolidate their operations and move production to Delaware. Employees were given the option…