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Showing you the often overlooked but exquisite architectural elements & history of 19th & 20th century era "Insane Asylums", Psychiatric Hospitals, State Hospitals, and more from North America and around the World!

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Urban Exploration Image Policy: We Thank You for showing an interest in Asylums however, images of Urban Exploration (as known as Urbex or UE) are not to be posted in this subreddit, (some images of Urban Exploration are allowed, see rule two.) Any images that are deemed to be of an UE nature will be removed from the sub by the administrator without any notice. An example of an image that can be considered UE would be an image that focuses on the fact that a place is abandoned. Things like excessive peeling paint, piles of debris or furniture, excessive long hallway photos, or photos of an "artsy" nature.

Acceptable Urban Exploration Image Policy: Acceptable images of Urban Exploration (also called Urbex or UE) may be posted to this sub, ONLY if exquisite architectural details are visibly present. An example of this would be ornate wood work, or iron stairs, or ornate crown molding.

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Inspiration to Preservation?

I don’t know if anyone in this community is interested in historic preservation, but we are running an event June 1st at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo (literally footsteps away from the reused Buffalo State Hospital, a Kirkbride building) featuring members of PreservationWorks and some special guests, talking about our collective and individual experiences with preservation. The event is free but requires registration. We hope to see you there!

Here’s the registration link:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6301969

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2024/05/14
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Abandoned asylum I visited today (Ipswich, Australia)

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2024/05/07
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Fergus Falls RTC Last Summer

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2024/04/26
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Explain to me how old Catholic Asylums worked

First off, I grew up Baptist so I don’t even know how Catholic Churches work. Secondly, I am very interested in mental health and disorders, this will aid in my happiness.

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2024/04/12
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3d printed Fergus falls state hospital I got from etsy

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2024/03/03
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Found on the Internet...

I was looking for a shower curtain with an abandoned aesthetic to it. Found some shipwrecks and other stuff. Then I found this. It was billed as "abandoned opera house." I thought it looked familiar and it was. If you're in the know, then you know this one. It's the Grand Staircase from Greystone. Pretty much an immediate purchase.

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2024/02/26
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Recruiting help for a master list

Hello everyone. I’m super interested in institutions and their history. I’m trying to compile a master list of: insane asylums, state hospitals, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, sanatoriums, hospitals, nursing homes, group homes, state schools, orphanages, jails/penitentiaries/prisons, and other government institutions in history. I have a Google spread sheet where I’m keep track of my list. If you would like to help add to the list i would greatly appreciate it. Please comment and let me know and I’ll send you the link along how the sheets basically works.

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2024/02/03
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Frontier Day at danvers state hospital

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2024/02/03
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Hallway in an abandoned asylum, long since demolished [OC]

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2024/01/24
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Main administration at danvers state 1902

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2024/01/12
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!

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2023/12/26
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Video on youtube I found from a security guard who patrolled danvers state

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2023/12/22
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Willowbrook State School: The Complete Story

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2023/12/18
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When did Pennhurst State School & Hospital go bad?

Pennhurst have to had been nice at least once during its operations. Does anyone know when conditions started to decline?

https://preview.redd.it/8haqgr89az4c1.jpg?width=2188&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6e7585b77014088f1a02b942c030e3fdf7adabfc

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2023/12/08
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Buffalo state hospital interior

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2023/11/24
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Do we have any other images of Chicago State Hospital besides this sketch?

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2023/11/18
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"Suffer The Little Children" documentary about pennhurst

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2023/11/16
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Institutionalized: The Story of State Hospitals

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2023/11/08
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