Ramage Paper Mill

December 22, 2020

The Ramage Paper Mill was a fairly typical paper mill on the shores of the Deerfield River in Monroe, MA. I had found it the typical way – scouring the internet and browsing satellite imagery. Being fairly far from home, I scouted it during a drive I took out here with a friend during the…

Packard Plant – Trip 5

June 15, 2020

Several of these pictures were never published on my old site, so I figured I might as well make this a new post that is not back dated to a time close to where the pictures were originally posted. Packard Plant Trip 4 produced some fairly unremarkable night shots before we retired to The Pyramid…

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…

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.

Plymouth Cordage

March 13, 2007

Plymouth Cordage was founded in 1824 and became one of the largest manufacturers of rope. They manufactured rope for the harpoons of whaling ships, America’s Cup yachts, and cowboy lariats among many, many other uses.

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

Paul A. Dever State School

December 28, 2006

Originally built in 1942 as a military facility and POW detention center, this complex of buildings was converted into a mental health facility. Countless identical buildings, interconnected by tunnels, are now abandoned.

Cranberry Specialty Hospital

December 6, 2006

Cranberry Specialty Hospital was opened as a Tuberculosis sanatorium. The unusual architecture (for the North East) was lauded at the time, as were its facilities and state of the art heating system. Shots are on Neoppan 1600. There are also some experiments with in-camera double exposures in this set.