Category Archives: Landscape and Architecture

That Sinking Feeling

A shot from the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston WV formally the Weston State Hospital. Our group was a bit disappointed in the condition of old Kirkbride structure, they totally have cleaned the place up, including all the outbuildings as well, what once was a treasure of a building with character everywhere was ow a sterile cleaned out shell with very little photography opportunities. They even went as far as to remodel some parts of the first and second floors, which was interesting but still nothing like it was when I first visited some years ago.

We made the best of it and did take some photos, this was an oddly painted orange colored room, once a bathroom or wash area in the asylum, the light in the room caught my eye.

 

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Bed Check

This is a scene inside the Brownsville General Hospital located in Brownsville Pensylvania in Fayette County. This Hospital opened its doors to Patients in 1914. Brownsville developed in the late 19th century as a railroad yard and coking center, with other industries related to the rise of steel in the Pittsburgh area. It reached a peak of population of more than 8,000 in 1940. The restructuring of the railroad and steel industries caused a severe loss of jobs and population in Brownsville, beginning in the 1970s.

Today the town is pretty much a ghost town, there are several buildings on the main street totally abandoned including banks, rail terminals and this Hospital. The Hospital announced it was shutting its doors around 1976 and has sat empty ever since. The Hospital itself was in pretty bad shape. Almost all of the old equipment and furnishings were removed and most of one wing was totally caved in. This place will not be standing much longer.

 

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