Shamwow Storage HospitalAugust 8th, 2012 by Bad Guy Joe
This building is the only one left inactive on a campus that was the first abandoned hospital I had ever visited, nearly 12 years ago as of this writing. At that time, we visited a set of 3 attached buildings which were long abandoned (seemingly since at least the 1970s). These buildings were bulldozed sometime between 2001 and 2008, with crappy little apartment buildings built in their place.
There isn't a huge amount to say about this hospital. The majority of the building is active, though this rear wing has been abandoned for at least 2 decades now. It makes for strange neighbors: an active, maintained building attached to a completely abandoned, neglected one.
Entering this place is tricky. After all, it IS surrounded by houses now.
Once you're finally inside, you begin to wonder if it was worth the trip. This is very much unlike the previously explored buildings - which were straight up awesome. Inside here, there's not much to look at. Many many empty rooms with little furniture left over. A huge kitchen space, completely trashed - and a basement that is both creepy from it's darkness and boring from it's emptiness. At least there's some delightfully ridiculous old graffiti in here to keep things interesting.
I'm not sure what the future holds for this place. Clearly at least part of it could be cleaned up and reused as a healthcare facility - or it could be gut-renovated into more apartments.
Only time will tell.