Quick history on this incredible place
Tucked away up top a large hill deep in the woods lays this Georgian revival style building. Originally built in 1902-03 by a renowned architect who built hundreds of houses all varying in style in the New England area, built this to be his summer estate. In 1949 it was sold to the state after it's inherited owners could not afford the upkeep and was turned into a medical and rehabilitation center dealing mostly with substance abuse. Sometime in the 1980's was the last day its doors were opened and the facility closed remaining forgotten where it still stands. Now our journey and pictures
After a long climb up a crumbling paved road to the top of the hill we stumbled upon signs of an old building. A few old sign posts and stone carved with "Welcome". The hollow letters filled with spider eggs.
We pressed on about a quarter mile up more and found what we were looking for, the manor. It's massive, and equally beautiful. We wandered around the grounds of the building before entering. The overgrown pool in the back, the wrap around porches, the hair dresser building, and especially its placement on the top of the hill made for some incredible views.
We decided to climb a stairwell up and start our exploration from the top floor and work our way down. Once we were inside, we walked through every hallway and into every room exploring all the structure had to offer. At one point on the top floor I was taking pictures and noticed my group had left me behind. As I was standing there alone I could hear a constant scratching/digging sound above me. I called them over to listen to it to, once they heard it they were a little spooked too. We've had a few run ins with animals and squatters but I'm always prepared to run into something we shouldn't. Since I had the best flashlight I climbed into the attic first. It looked like something was nesting up there and as I scanned the area with my light I caught a porcupine scurry across the floor, phew! Now that we cleared the area, we continued exploring.
We found many things left behind, like paperwork, name tags, lots of keys, rooms redesigned to be intake rooms, old phones and a few random but really cool finds. Like an old National Geographic from the 1988, a birds nest on a hanging fluorescent light and an incredible 1959 Precision Electronics vintage guitar tube amp. (I'm a guitarist so I was in total awe of this beautiful tube amp)
Here's the rest of my pictures, some are my attempts at photography while others are just to document some of this incredible building.
Probably my favorite shot of the day
The 1959 PE 30PA Vintage Tube Amplifier.
Intake paperwork for clients, names/addresses have been redacted.
The birds nest on a hanging ceiling light
Furnace in the basement
Most of the attic was just beams, but there was this one unfinished looking room in there as well.