Stuck in Time: The Abandoned Westborough State Mental Hospital

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Original Hospital Plan
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Campus Pencil Drawing

 

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The East wing of Building #23. The windows are covered with plyboard and a security fence outlines its perimeter.
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Building #23 – Another section of the massive main hospital – which house approximately 200 in-patients at any given time.
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Building #23. The front “visitors entrance” into the lobby of the main patient ward.
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A peak inside building #23
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Building #10. This structure predates the main patient ward and was the site of the original boy’s home on the campus grounds.

 

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The quiet and bare grounds of the abandoned hospital campus.

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Small trash door and show. A look inside the courtyard of building #23.

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Building #7 – Administration
This structure sits on the south side of the now abandoned Westborough State Mental Hospital campus – just a 3-minute stroll from the main patient ward at building #23
Here, staff would perform various administrative duties and rest during breaks from caring for the approximately 200 in-patients residing at the hospital at any given time.

 

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Building #7

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dane Reeves says:

    You are such a talented photographer…or should I say artist? I’m a bit embarrassed to abmit that I have thoroughly trolled your WordPress and Facebook pages. Each post, including your photos and writings, have been a bit like peering into the window of a house with the miniblinds open just enough to get an idea of what’s inside, yet closed enough for the details to remain a mystery. I know I don’t really know you, but I’m happy we’re related. Based on what I’ve seen, I have a pretty good idea that we’d be friends if we lived closer to one another.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words..;) And of course, I dont mind that you read any of it. Ive been taking photos and writing for a while, but just in the past 6 months, started to post on my website. Basically, im trying to improve/share so someone will pay me to be creative full time one day 😉
      I am also glad were related and that we found each other. I look forward to getting to know you better.

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