christine (sunfire_leo) wrote in haunted_asylums,
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The remains of Northampton State Hospital

In the summer of 2001, I took my first pictures of Northampton State Hospital (only the exterior - I don't venture inside buildings AT ALL. Too chicken.) Sadly, the only one that I could find was of the bench at the entry to the facility, but I did find the negatives, which I'm going to try to have processed.

Anyhow, I went back there today to snap some more exterior pics, now that the Kirkbride building has been demolished. Condos are springing up, and the construction workers looked at me suspiciously as I snapped away with my BlackBerry, but I didn't even get out of my car -- again, the chicken reflex.

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Entryway, summer 2001

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Entryway today

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17 East building

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This building was far out in a field. It looks like it's been condemned, and it's spooky as all hell with those dead weeds and grass around it.

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The building marked "Stage." They're re-roofing it for some reason.

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The other side of the "stage" building.

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Condo building on the far right. Abandoned structure dead center.

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I can't help but wonder who would WANT to live in this remnant of utter human misery, when the mentally ill were locked away in the farthest cells.
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great pics. i can't believe anyone would want to live there either! a friend of mine toured the apartments in danvers just to see and said they were really crappy anyway. but *shudder*. i know a few people that do live there and haven't had any problems or any weird stuff happen..
Nice pics.
so... wait... they didn't really demolish it all? They turned the older buildings into condos?
I thought they were going to tear it all down to rebuild.
omg.


I miss Old Main. :'(
These are great pics, thank you for sharing!
I don't know how they'll ever make condos work... I've been to this place, and the vibes were so bad that I couldn't get near it, let alone try to get in. I say just let it be.
<3 Northampton and its architecture.
I did a quick drive-thru picture attack with a friend a few years ago and the place is quite impressive. I can't imagine people wishing to "willingly" live there either.