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Aging

 

A shot from inside the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, formerly the Weston State Hospital. This place was really disappointing from a photography point of view as they have really cleaned the place up over the last few years. Most of the areas and the outbuildings were almost sterile. I understand why they did it, the first floor actually was painted and restored to supposedly how it looked back in the day, that’s where this shot was taken. The other areas were just cleaned up too much and repainted and most of the place really lost it’s a character it had a few years ago. I shot an email to them before booking this for fear of the place being too cleaned up but they never responded, now I know why.

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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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