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Infiltration Forums > US: Mid-Atlantic > Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn(Viewed 344 times)
Turd Furgusen location:
Charleston, WV
 
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Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
< on 8/10/2018 7:09 PM >
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AKA Staircase State Hospital.

The old Admin. in now a cozy, trendy Inn. They even list the spiral staircase as one of the amenities of the place.


https://www.blackburn-inn.com/

So this:



looks like this:





Everyone has a dark side, mines just a little more illuminated.
Mr. Bitey location:
Milwaukee, WI
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 1 on 8/10/2018 9:32 PM >
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It was beautiful in a state of decay, but it is nice to know it won't continue to rot into nothing. Thanks for the update!



Give abandonment a reason for its sacrificial reclamation to nature. Love it. Remember it. Take a picture. Share it. Leave the decay to nature.
lonewolf34 location:
DC / Phoenix
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 2 on 8/10/2018 10:39 PM >
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Luckily it got taken care of before it got tagged up any worse, and glad it was re purposed for now.





leafloving4x4gal location:
Durham Region
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 3 on 8/10/2018 11:04 PM >
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Nice to see it restored and not meet wrecking ball.
Interesting link...I enjoyed checking out the place



"if you are not selfish enough to make yourself happy, you have nothing of value to offer the world."
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 4 on 8/11/2018 7:48 PM >
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As much as I love decay, like said above, its always nice to see a place re purposed vs being torn down.



blackhawk
Not an expert.
 
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In plain fucking sight...
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 5 on 8/11/2018 8:18 PM >
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Good as it gets. At least others will be able to enjoy it in the future.
Rarely does this happen.
The white staircase walls now are way too bright though. Burn my eyes out.



Just when I thought I was out... they pulled me back in.
Turd Furgusen location:
Charleston, WV
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 6 on 8/13/2018 7:41 PM >
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My brother lives in Staunton so I've kind of kept my eye on the place. The total campus reuse plan is a bit odd. I'm honestly surprised it has worked so far. Part of the place is condo's, part rental (neither of which are remotely cheap), and this hotel. Did I forget to mention all 3 are still a stone's throw from buildings that are still abandoned and decaying? Oh well, it's worked and that is the important thing. I guess it helps that it is across the train tracks from Downtown Staunton.




Everyone has a dark side, mines just a little more illuminated.
Turd Furgusen location:
Charleston, WV
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 7 on 8/14/2018 3:30 PM >
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https://richmondbi...mer-insane-asylum/



Everyone has a dark side, mines just a little more illuminated.
Mr. Bitey location:
Milwaukee, WI
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 8 on 8/15/2018 5:30 PM >
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Posted by Turd Furgusen

https://richmondbi...mer-insane-asylum/


Too bad the story didn't include before and after pics like the opening of this thread. It would be cool to see a couple rooms, lobby, bar, restaurant, etc. in a side by side before and after....






Give abandonment a reason for its sacrificial reclamation to nature. Love it. Remember it. Take a picture. Share it. Leave the decay to nature.
JasonJacksonPhoto location:
VA
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 9 on 9/5/2018 10:35 PM >
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Posted by blackhawk
Good as it gets. At least others will be able to enjoy it in the future.
Rarely does this happen.
The white staircase walls now are way too bright though. Burn my eyes out.


Same here... I really wish they had kept the green



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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 10 on 9/6/2018 4:48 AM >
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Wow!



Roland location:
Baltimore, MD
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 11 on 9/19/2018 11:34 PM >
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If anyone's in the area the owners are perfectly okay with people wandering around the building, even if you're not staying there.



Buildings have two natural enemies- water, and bears.
TrixieSparrow location:
Hamilton, ON
 
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Re: Western State Hospital, Staunton VA is now The Blackburn Inn
<Reply # 12 on 9/19/2018 11:44 PM >
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Posted by blackhawk
Good as it gets. At least others will be able to enjoy it in the future.
Rarely does this happen.
The white staircase walls now are way too bright though. Burn my eyes out.


I agree on all counts.



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