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Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital

By dave | 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…

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Buffalo State Hospital – July 13, 2013

By dave | 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.

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Buffalo State Hospital – May 5, 2013 – Set 2

By dave | 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…

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Buffalo State Hospital – May 5, 2013 – Set 1

By dave | December 29, 2018

Construction on the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane began in 1872 with the hospital opening in 1880. The architect was Henry Hobson Richardson who designed many well known buildings, including Trinity Church in Boston and the Thomas Crane Memorial Library on Harvard’s campus. The landscape architect was Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed central park.…

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Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital – Trip 1

By dave | September 12, 2012

Much to my chagrin, I have never explored the Kirkbride building at Greystone. Too much drama and too many legal hassles have surrounded it in recent years, and the rewards were far outstripped by the risk. I have been told by those that have been inside that the outbuildings on campus were really the best…

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Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital – Trip 2

By dave | 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…

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Kings Park Psychiatric Center

By dave | 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…

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Foxborough State Hospital

By dave | 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.

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Gaebler Children’s Center – Trips 1 – 3

By dave | 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…

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Grafton State Hospital – Trips 1 and 2

By dave | November 6, 2006

Grafton State Hospital opened in 1901 and closed in 1973 after growing to encompass a huge campus. The building which remains abandoned definitely shows evidence of its age and attempts to retrofit more modern systems to it over the years. Most of these shots are on Fuji Pro 160s, and were my first experiment with…

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