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American Urbex E.25 – Central State Hospital

Published on August 12, 2012 By admin

Central State Hospital in Indianapolis served the Indiana community for 146 years. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

Central State Hospital

Published on February 26, 2012 By admin

Photo (source): The “Old Main” building of the hospital served as the Men’s Department. Prior to the establishment of mental health facilities in the United States most individuals suffering from mental disorders were relegated to living as beggars in almshouses, being secluded in damp basements, or confined for the rest of their days in prison. […]

All Along the Watchtower

Published on April 23, 2010 By admin

The walls at Eastern State Penitentiary are all but unscalable all the way around. In 1945 a group of 12 inmates dug a secret 97 foot tunnel underneath the wall. The infamous bank robber Willy Sutton was among the dirty dozen to escape. Please see the research post on Eastern State Penitentiary.

Confinement

Published on April 23, 2010 By admin

Imagine for a moment that you are a prisoner at Eastern State Penitentiary. The only natural light you see for 23 hours of the day is what shines through the hole in your roof. You are required to remain absolutely silent or face stiff punishment. What would this do to your sanity? Please see the […]

Have A Seat

Published on April 23, 2010 By admin

Please see the research post on Eastern State Penitentiary.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Published on April 21, 2010 By admin

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for being the world’s first large-scale penitentiary. It opened in 1829 and operated until 1965. This prison became a model by which all modern prisons follow. In 1842 author Charles Dickens wrote in his book American Notes the following about his visit […]