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A Look Inside Abandoned State Mental Hospital

In a quest to find something to photograph, my husband and I ended up here at the closed
down Central State Mental Institution.
It has been shut down for 10 years and the signs of deterioration are really starting to show.
Even outside looking in there was a very creepy feeling about the place.
It closed because the patients were being mistreated
http://www.in.gov/icpr/3942.htm
and there were asbestos problems.
We walked through and took pictures. We visited this abandoned facility with the utmost of respect.
I wish there had been more "personal" signs of the lives that had once lived there,
but I was glad just for the experience.
There were many lives lived here and many stories behind those lives.
After posting these images and doing a little research on the facility, I came across this
interesting site: http://www.prairieghosts.com/central_state.html

This is the story of my visit.
The Road In
The Road In
Abandoned State Hospital
Abandoned State Hospital
Buzzard
Buzzard
Invitation
Invitation
Loneliness
Loneliness
Going Downstairs
Going Downstairs
Basement
Basement
Basement Workshop
Basement Workshop
Ironing Board
Ironing Board
Someone's Baby Doll?
Someone's Baby Doll?
Rec Room
Rec Room
lonely
lonely
Crime Scene
Crime Scene
DSC_6660.JPG
DSC_6660.JPG
Empty Hall
Empty Hall
Refreshment?
Refreshment?
Photography Book
Photography Book
Old Typewriter
Old Typewriter
Boxes of Books
Boxes of Books
Buckled Floor
Buckled Floor
Asbestos Management Plan
Asbestos Management Plan
Blueprints
Blueprints
Abandoned Buildings
Abandoned Buildings
Wheel Chair
Wheel Chair
Beauty Shop Chair
Beauty Shop Chair
Drawers
Drawers
View of the Power Plant
View of the Power Plant
Looking Up the Basement Stairs
Looking Up the Basement Stairs
Power Plant
Power Plant
Generator?
Generator?
Pressure Gauge
Pressure Gauge
At the Tunnel Entrance
At the Tunnel Entrance
In the Tunnel
In the Tunnel
One Last Look
One Last Look
Why?
Why?