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June 24, 2014

House 10, White Plains, NY – June 22, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — wally426 @ 2:47 am

In the 1880s, the old Bloomingdale Lunatic Asylum was moved to a new campus in White Plains and became known as the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. While the main building is still used as a functioning asylum, some of the original buildings have been abandoned and have subsequently fallen into disrepair. One such building was simply named “House 10″. I’m still not sure about the fate of the old house, but it’s safe to say its insides had not been penetrated for quite some time.

 

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First floor parlor

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Peeling lead paint hung delicately from every wall and door frame. It was if the house was melting.

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Cracklin’s

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The solarium

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Some rooms downstairs had seen better days

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Electro Convulsive Therapy Machine

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Despite the time lapse, it looked like some rooms hadn’t changed at all. Note the toilet paper still on its roll decades after the building’s doors had been shuttered

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Remnants

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Creeping

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Backway

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Gravity always wins

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Nature’s Paint

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More ECT machinery. This was used to shock or “reset” patients, a method that is still used today

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For that deep down body thirst

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Old medical records were strewn everywhere

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Quitting time

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Pinlight

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Dropshocks

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Time for a shave

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Bubblins

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Terrible Terry

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Safekeep

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Leady or not

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The room angles on the second floor were pretty neat

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Bulbous

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To Trot

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Keeping with the spirit of all explorations, you try to leave a place exactly as you found it. This was difficult in some of the tighter squeezes.

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Drop top

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Mantle piece detail

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Cement walls didn’t fare so well

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Outsider

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Master bath

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Pat’d 1931

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Up to date standards of living

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Passage to nowhere

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Anyone remember these plugs?

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The third floor was the one place I got a weird feeling. You got the sense there was something up there that wanted to be left alone. It had the most light, but you still felt a sad and unwanted feeling up there.

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Setting Spot

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Stay out of my room

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#selfie

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Fire room

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.. with buckets to match

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Old School

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You can always tell the old handmade glass

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The strongest feelings of loneliness were felt here, room 14

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Back down to the first

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Asbestos

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Portal

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