Hospitals

The Story of Gennie Pilarski

Genevieve "Gennie" Pilarski quietly passed away in her nursing home room one September day in 1998 at the age of 79.  Few noticed or...
Seaview Hospital bed

NYC Farm Colony & Seaview Hospital

Founded in 1830, the Staten Island Farm Colony was once a sprawling several-hundred acre campus. Sister facility Seaview Hospital was planned and built between...
St. Marys Mercy Hospital

Abandoned: St. Mary’s Mercy Hospital

In the final installment of the Gary series, we take a look at the skeleton of a healthcare organization founded over one hundred years...
Glenn Dale Hospital Adult Building Rear

Glenn Dale Hospital: Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Asbestos Asylum

Thirty minutes east of Washington D.C., a collection of brick buildings are deteriorating on a sixty-acre campus buried in a residential pocket of Glenn...
Hudson River State Hospital

Hudson River State Hospital: Fourteen Decades of Mental Hygiene

Welcome to the Hudson River State Hospital, the first High Victorian Gothic institution built in the United States. Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, it...

Buried from the public: Hart Island, New York

At first glance this modest island in New York appears unremarkable. The 131-acre dark speck of land has crumbling buildings, is off-limits to the...