The Abandoned Tuberculosis Hospital with the Stained Glass Dome
From September 1912 through to 1995 this abandoned tuberculosis hospital location served the North Eastern United states as a Tuberculosis Hospital to help treat the thousands who were infected. Portions of the hospital also served as an educational facility for mentally handicapped children.
The presence of the tuberculosis hospital led to a dramatic increase in the local population with the arrival of medical professionals, hospital workers and people visiting patients at the facility.
Inside you will see many curved hallways, which were a popular architectural practice in these types of hospitals in the early 1900’s. These hall ways served two purposes:
1) Their curvature made it impossible to place beds in the connector hallways, which was a common practice at overcrowded hospitals of the era.
2) It allowed a greater level of supervision, as doctors and nurses could easily traverse the entire length of the complex, while orderlies and patients could be confined to a single ward
The grounds of this Abandoned Stained Glass Tuberculosis hospital, which equal around 300 acres housing approximately 15 buildings. The main centerpiece of this abandoned tuberculosis hospital is the stained glass capped domed cafeteria in the center of the main building.
Now, this gorgeous hospital with a beautiful stained glassed capped domes cafeteria sits in a sad state of decay as a group of volunteers try to save it from demolition and hope to restore it. Until that time, it is a playground for the small handful of Urban Explorers, Ghost Hunters and Photographers who take the risk to explore it!
September 2013 Visit
LOCATION REVISIT UPDATE – 2016
In 2016 RiddimRyder and I finally made a return visit to explore and shoot this amazing abandoned tuberculosis hospital once again. We were surprised to see such an increase in the amount of graffiti and vandalism, plus the usual amount of added decay and damage from three more years of abandonment.