Retro Files: Shamwow hospital 2001

August 7th, 2012 by

This was the very first abandoned hospital I ever visited. Located in lovely downtown Blankenfuck, New Jersey, this set of buildings was located behind a rather huge main building which was in use at the time. Today, not one trace of these buildings exists. They were bulldozed half a dozen years ago and replaced with crappy little garden apartment buildings. Quite the unfitting demise for a structure that dated back to 1905 and was still quite structurally sturdy.

Besides the sheer awesome of being in my first abandoned hospital, this place was full of leftover stuff. One room would be full of shoes, another would be full of beds, wheelchairs, and my favorite: PILLS. There were more old pills in this place than I've ever seen.

3 responses to “Retro Files: Shamwow hospital 2001”

  1. nailhed says:

    you wouldve liked all the pills and things in the Civil Defense shelter under the Packard Plant. thats where we got our name the “Survival Crackers”…after the plant closed, we fended off starvation by subsisting on survival crackers. according to some teenager in an alley anyway.

  2. Control says:

    Damn. That’s too funny. I love the stories people make up.

    Yeah this NJ hospital is one of the only ones I ever found huge amounts of pills scattered all over the place. I kept the one long skinny bottle in that one photo, though I should have grabbed the ‘pulmonary stimulant’ pills as well (huge jug of them).

  3. paul vincent zecchino says:

    Beautiful, structurally sound buildings demolished to make way for concrete cages?

    Why I keep smellin’ Bloomberg or one his cronies?

    Gotta get my nose checked out.

    Paul Vincent Zecchino
    Manasovietskiya Ortova, Florida
    12 August, 2012

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