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UER Forum > US: Pacific Southwest > Insanely massive mental hospital and housing complex with @lachy and @dustbuster (Viewed 6834 times)
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Insanely massive mental hospital and housing complex with @lachy and @dustbuster
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We hit up the spot at night knowing it would be patrolled, so there aren't many pictures with flash near any windows of the building. The spot itself was massive with around twenty buildings of which we explored around three. The hospital and two of the dormitories.
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3."professional taggers"


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The kitchen of one of the dormitories.



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"The resident clinic"


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14."Help each other, report abuse"


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the toy bear of a current inhabitant.





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Wow. This place has been tagged to shit in the few months since I've been. Shame. This place used to be so cool.




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Wow. This place has been tagged to shit in the few months since I've been. Shame. This place used to be so cool.


Yeah, unfortunately compared to the rest of the places we have visited recently, we were marveling at how clean the place was, although we only visited a very small area of the whole complex.




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Every time I've tried to go the security had been lurking around




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Every time I've tried to go the security had been lurking around


You have no idea how lucky we were




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A few more pictures.
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We hit up the spot at night knowing it would be patrolled, so there aren't many pictures with flash near any windows of the building.


Get a tripod and you won't need flash at all.




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Get a tripod and you won't need flash at all.


The place was massive and I didn't feel like taking a minute per shot on my first run. The second time I went I did use a tripod. Thanks anyways





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Some cool facts about this place.
This building was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and became infamous as the site of the regions greatest loss of life resulting from the quake. More than 100 patients and staff were killed and buried in mass graves on the site and many more insane escaped and ran free around the county. The main building and some others were irreparably damaged.
Following this disaster, the asylum was rebuilt in the Mediterranean Revival architecture styles of Mission Revival—Spanish Colonial Revival, in a layout resembling a college campus of two-story buildings.
After World War II, new approaches to treatment had an effect on hospital operations and facilities. Among the most important new approaches were the establishment of community clinics, treatment outside of hospitals, and treatment of the developmentally disabled at State Hospitals formerly intended for the mentally ill. A watershed event was the passage of the 1971 Laterman Act, which resulted in closing of several State hospitals and restructuring of the State system. Since that time there has been an increasing move toward closing hospitals and reliance on community treatment programs.
Around 8 years ago, the last patient moved out of the east campus and the residential facility was closed.
In July 2014, the City purchased the property from the State of California for $80 million with the intent to build a K-8, High School, and city park.

*Edited dates and names out.
And only around a 1/3 of this is from Wikipedia



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Some cool facts about this place.
Prior to 1906, this Asylum, constructed in 1885, was modeled after the Kirkbride Plan. This building was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and became infamous as the site of the regions greatest loss of life resulting from the quake. 117 patients and staff were killed and buried in mass graves on the site and many more insane escaped and ran free around the county. The main building and some others were irreparably damaged.
Following this disaster, the asylum was rebuilt in the Mediterranean Revival architecture styles of Mission Revival—Spanish Colonial Revival, in a layout resembling a college campus of two-story buildings.
After World War II, new approaches to treatment had an effect on hospital operations and facilities. Among the most important new approaches were the establishment of community clinics, treatment outside of hospitals, and treatment of the developmentally disabled at State Hospitals formerly intended for the mentally ill. A watershed event was the passage of the 1971 Laterman Act, which resulted in closing of several State hospitals and restructuring of the State system. Since that time there has been an increasing move toward closing hospitals and reliance on community treatment programs.
In March 2009, the last patient moved out of the east campus and the residential facility was closed.
In July 2014, the City purchased the property from the State of California for $80 million with the intent to build a K-8, High School, and city park.


Thank you for the little bit of history. Very interesting place.




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Some cool facts about this place.
Prior to 1906, this Asylum, constructed in 1885, was modeled after the Kirkbride Plan. This building was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and became infamous as the site of the regions greatest loss of life resulting from the quake. 117 patients and staff were killed and buried in mass graves on the site and many more insane escaped and ran free around the county. The main building and some others were irreparably damaged.
Following this disaster, the asylum was rebuilt in the Mediterranean Revival architecture styles of Mission Revival—Spanish Colonial Revival, in a layout resembling a college campus of two-story buildings.
After World War II, new approaches to treatment had an effect on hospital operations and facilities. Among the most important new approaches were the establishment of community clinics, treatment outside of hospitals, and treatment of the developmentally disabled at State Hospitals formerly intended for the mentally ill. A watershed event was the passage of the 1971 Laterman Act, which resulted in closing of several State hospitals and restructuring of the State system. Since that time there has been an increasing move toward closing hospitals and reliance on community treatment programs.
In March 2009, the last patient moved out of the east campus and the residential facility was closed.
In July 2014, the City purchased the property from the State of California for $80 million with the intent to build a K-8, High School, and city park.


Using copy paste is an easy way to find your way back to the Wikipedia page you got this paragraph from.




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Using copy paste is an easy way to find your way back to the Wikipedia page you got this paragraph from.



Expose him! XD




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Some cool facts about this place.
Prior to 1906, this Asylum, constructed in 1885, was modeled after the Kirkbride Plan. This building was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and became infamous as the site of the regions greatest loss of life resulting from the quake. 117 patients and staff were killed and buried in mass graves on the site and many more insane escaped and ran free around the county. The main building and some others were irreparably damaged.
Following this disaster, the asylum was rebuilt in the Mediterranean Revival architecture styles of Mission Revival—Spanish Colonial Revival, in a layout resembling a college campus of two-story buildings.
After World War II, new approaches to treatment had an effect on hospital operations and facilities. Among the most important new approaches were the establishment of community clinics, treatment outside of hospitals, and treatment of the developmentally disabled at State Hospitals formerly intended for the mentally ill. A watershed event was the passage of the 1971 Laterman Act, which resulted in closing of several State hospitals and restructuring of the State system. Since that time there has been an increasing move toward closing hospitals and reliance on community treatment programs.
In March 2009, the last patient moved out of the east campus and the residential facility was closed.
In July 2014, the City purchased the property from the State of California for $80 million with the intent to build a K-8, High School, and city park.


I love the history of this spot! Did you see the train station, mass grave marker, or check out the other part of the campus that has already been redone? All totally worth it if you make the trek to tho this location!




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The place was massive and I didn't feel like taking a minute per shot on my first run.


I know what you mean. I've been there a few times. It's worth it though.












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I know what you mean. I've been there a few times. It's worth it though.



damn siper.... awesome professional photos you shot!




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I know what you mean. I've been there a few times. It's worth it though.



Wow, awesome lighting! Look like there are still things I haven't seen in that place.




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Thanks, folks! Didn't mean to hijack the thread. Tripod + light painting is awesome. That is all.

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Wow, awesome lighting! Look like there are still things I haven't seen in that place.


That place is such a maze. Finding the bathing tables was such a pain! Don't know how much of this is left as this was a couple years ago.



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Thanks, folks! Didn't mean to hijack the thread. Tripod + light painting is awesome. That is all.



That place is such a maze. Finding the bathing tables was such a pain! Don't know how much of this is left as this was a couple years ago.


The stuff in 1,2&3 (minus the actual X-ray) were all intact in Feb (might have been early March) but I didn't find the other stuff. Doesn't mean it wasn't there as I know I missed some chunks of the building just by getting turned around over and over. For the most part the majority of the building was fairly intact and there was still good equipment to find and photograph then.




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