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Afternoon All, 


Here is another hospital i visited whilst in the States. Was about a 3.5 hour drive from where i was staying in Rhode Island so was up early for this one to make our way here. Once there, we parked up and was shocked to see how much more snow there was here than there was in RI. Making our way up the hill out of sight was a mission on its own through the knee deep snow, but once up and in the building, it was all good.....until we had to move to the other buildings, it would be obvious to security someone was there due to us leaving tracks, but we made our way over the the main buildings and got inside. It became apparently that we must have been alone that day as when we were relaxing on the roof in the sun, we hadnt seen anyone else, heard any cars or anything. ALl of the roads inside the campus had been ploughed, but we must have just got lucky i suppose. :)


Some history from the interweb


The Hudson River State Hospital, is a former New York state psychiatric hospital which operated from 1873 until its closure in the early 2000s. The campus is notable for its main building, known as a "Kirkbride," which has been designated a National Historic Landmark due to its exemplary High Victorian Gothic architecture, the first use of that style for an American institutional building.[2][3] It is located on US 9 on the Poughkeepsie-Hyde Park town line.

Frederick Clarke Withers designed the hospital's buildings in 1867. Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds. It was intended to be completed quickly, but went far over its original schedule and budget. The hospital opened on October 18, 1871 as the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane[4] and admitted its first 40 patients. Construction, however, was far from over and would continue for another 25 years. A century later, it was slowly closed down as psychiatric treatment had changed enough that large hospitals were no longer needed, and its services had been served by the nearby Hudson River Psychiatric Center until that facility's closure in January 2012.

The campus was closed and abandoned in 2003 and since then has fallen into a state of disrepair. Authorities struggle with the risk of arson and vandals after suspicion of an intentionally set fire. The male bedding ward, south of the main building, was critically damaged in a 2007 fire caused by lightning. The property was sold to an unnamed buyer in November 2013.[5]


Heres afew shots i took




33816438485_26d32b67f4_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33431462040_33b88ddc88_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



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33431437140_15089ec8d7_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



32973226174_fcc8e0872b_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



32973213054_ff45511e9a_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



32973196074_308166abab_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33660061842_f236cf8d80_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33775651216_1149e413da_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33775634256_47a648b342_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33003090263_725af7a8d7_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



32973150604_7ce1c34f8a_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



32973139914_2224abff25_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33775604516_e361570d5f_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33816308845_f8c8934e29_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33003057873_bfd6acc027_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33775574216_3c16f55518_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33775557466_8b6b3ac7a7_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33659945182_3739610157_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33816269675_8fa9291b34_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33659931332_8fae02b1e1_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33660097252_cc2a5ce5df_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33816248855_c7d7c75fdc_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



33816240655_f4d3531a4a_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr



32973044404_483b142b50_b.jpgHudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr


Thanks for taking a ganders :)



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Very nice decay there and a great set. The pics 2 & 4 are definitely my favorites.

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