Adults had mental hospitals, children had state schools, but an asylum is an asylum. Belchertown served from 1922 until a judge made a surprise visit…
The Buffalo Central Terminal opened months before the Great Depression, lived a smoldering life, and was mostly abandoned by the 1980s.
Its natural sulphur springs made the town, horse racing killed it–both on the trends of the tourists. See what got left behind in this historic rural village…
In 1957, the managers of this circa-1905 silk mill chained the doors closed. Virtually nothing inside has been touched for more than half a century.. Introducing Klotz: the last silk mill of its kind, anywhere.
Between 1904 and 1996, Norwich State Hospital was home to some of Connecticut’s most difficult mental cases.
Eliot warned about cities built on the ruins of other cities–maybe the same rule goes for theaters. Never forget: location, location, location.
It was a hospital, not an insane asylum, they insisted. Starting in 1885, this Westborough mental institution was both and housed thousands at a time.