Clarity From A Cloud Of Sulfur | Asylum Green

There are an infinite number of things that individuals do when they are seeking clarity. Some golf, some go for a run, others paint, play music, or a personal favorite, head out to the middle of nowhere. There are an infinite number of things to do in the middle of nowhere, if you’re creative enough….

Wooden Wheelchairs and Radioactive Cereal | Asylum Green

Famous for a scandal involving testing on students in this state school, most of the sprawling campus is now empty. I visit this place frequently, slowly watching over the past few years more and more buildings become vacant. As the state pushes on with deinstitutionalization, more buildings will become vacant. This building in particular held…

New Jersey Saints | Asylum Green

While living in New Jersey I accidentally stumbled upon a hospital with a large abandoned wing. Situated in one of New Jersey’s dirtiest cities, this hospital was surprisingly clean on the inside. Once a private catholic hospital in the 1800s transitioned into one of the biggest medical centers in the area today. From an insane asylum to a home…

Vacant Walls In an Upbeat Connecticut City | Asylum Green

Sitting across the river from one of Connecticut’s largest casinos, is what was once Connecticut’s largest mental institution. The hospital closed its doors in 1996 and after almost 20 years of debate over what to do with the property, demolish began. Sprawling out over 900 acres, Norwich State Hospital was once a place of hope…

The Hospital Saving Only Ghosts | Asylum Green

In rural Pennsylvania, a once strong mining industry burst into life in the early 1900s, then rapidly declined as coal supplies diminished  At a time where immigrants in the US were facing an uphill battle for citizenship, they were forced to work in coal breakers and live in the mine towns surrounding them. After the collapse…