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September 13, 2023

The Abandoned Salesian School for Boys ~ By

 The Salesian School

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Goshen, New York, August 9th, 1964 - A child experiences his last moments of life shortly suspended in the air, before plummeting 36 feet to his death from the rooftop of the Salesian school for boys. Assumed initially to be a grievous accident, the investigation was reopened after the coroner's report noted that the youth's body was suspiciously far from the exterior wall of the building for someone who slipped and fell. Unfortunately, the physical evidence regarding the whereabouts of people at the school during the time of the tragic event was consumed by a fire in 1970. That, coupled with uncooperative staff and disputes over the time of death, resulted in no official conclusion on the events of that day. A wretched event shrouded in mystery and misinformation, a wound that would never properly heal. Though much speculation remains about that day, one fact is plain - Two parents outlived their young son in 1964.

The school continued operations after the incident, and while there is no causal link with the tragedy to be seen, enrollment steadily declined over the following years, with the shrinking student body resulting in the closing of the school in 1985. A youth center utilized the property for a few years thereafter but closed in 1991. After that the building sat empty, taking on a face more appropriate, perhaps, to its shadowy past.

It should come as little surprise that numerous accounts of ghosts and paranormal experiences became connected to the place, especially once it was shuttered. We put little stock in such things, but upon entering the rotting gymnasium there was certainly a presence there with us. This was no specter though, what greeted us was the chilled caress of a deep and forgotten history, an other-worldly embrace that makes one's hair stand on end and fills the mind with a mixture of wonder and dread. But this is only a superficial reaction, a recoiling against something strange and unknown. Once the feeling is accepted and the cause recognized, fear is replaced by sympathy. We became gripped by an implacable melancholy as we considered all this place had been and was no longer. The air hung heavy as we thought about whatever sad, eventual fate was in store for the school. The spirit of the place was indeed aggressive, but only in the way a frightened animal would be if cornered. Cowering with teeth bared, its low growl was directed not at us, the intruders, but at the more terrifying prospect of being forgotten by the world.

A fear that may come to pass, as the Salesian School was unceremoniously razed in the summer of 2022.

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July 11, 2020

Post No. 3 on ~ Westborough State Hospital

Westborough State Hospital

Westborough State Hospital, originally “Westborough Insane Hospital”, was a historic hospital in Westborough, Massachusetts, which sat on more than 600 acres. The campus area was located between Lyman Street and Chauncy Lake. The hospital was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
The hospital was established in 1884 on the grounds of the State Reform School for Boys. The existing buildings were renovated to accommodate the needs of a mental hospital and was opened on December 1, 1886. This was the first homeopathic hospital for the insane established in New England; but such hospitals existed in New York and Michigan.
The pioneering psychiatrist Solomon Carter Fuller spent the majority of his career practicing at the hospital in the early 1900s. While there, he performed his ground-breaking research on the physical changes to the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.
The hospital was closed in 2010, in anticipation of a new Worcester State Hospital opening in 2012. The ten-bed Deaf Unit, the two Adolescent Units, and the Intensive Residential Treatment programs were closed by June 2010.
On May 9, 2015, a memorial service was held in nearby Pine Grove Cemetery for the more than 500 patients who died at Westborough State Hospital and whose remains were unclaimed and subsequently buried in a potter’s field. The service was part of a larger effort to put names to the graves of the deceased. Despite being on the historic register, the entire hospital complex was demolished during the summer of 2019. A senior living complex is currently being built at the same location as the state hospital was.

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July 10, 2020

Post No.2 On ~That one Saturday I spent in Prison 2 years ago!

That one Saturday I spent in Prison 2 years ago!

CSI State Correctional Institution opened in 1987. It is a former center for the mentally ill, operated by the Department of Public Welfare. It was converted into a facility for adult male offenders. This facility was closed June 30, 2013. It is now privately owned and has had multiple Arrests for Trespassing.

September 18, 2019


The Chess House. 
Above is a postcard of some old cottages that sit on the site of an old TB Sanitarium located in upstate New York. The Sanitarium is now long gone and some of the cottages are now private residence.

Today one of those cottages stands vacant and was auctioned off in June of 2019.
above is a picture of how it sits today. This is a single family home that was built in 1898 and must have been own by an artist by the Ceramic Art left behind. As of now I can not find any other history on this location.















May 18, 2019

The Story of 100 Aisles

OMOSC is part of a large Catholic complex located in West Philadelphia. This complex is situated on land that was part of a 43-acre farm that was purchased in 1849 for the establishment of a cemetery and a parish for the nascent Irish-Catholics of West Philadelphia.  What began as Cathedral Cemetery and the new home of an Orphan Asylum grew over 170 years to include OMOSC, its convent and rectory buildings; several iterations of OMOS School. The current complex is comprised from north to south of: Cathedral Cemetery’s Gate House; OMOS Rectory/Parish House; OMOS Catholic Church; former Convent; and OMOS School. Cathedral Cemetery extends several blocks west from these buildings and includes a cemetery annex on the south side.

The church was designed and constructed between 1867 and 1873 by architect Edwin F. Durang, builder James Doyle, and mason John Canning at a cost of $80,000. A largely intact example of Durang’s work, the church employs Romanesque details including rounded arches, entrance-flanking towers, and abundant stained glass windows. It was designed, at least in part, to draw interest to Cathedral Cemetery. The church has undergone several significant alterations throughout the years, but retains much of its 19th-century fabric. The cornerstone was laid in November 1867 and by November 1869 the roof was in place. The first service was held in the basement of OMOS on June 12, 1870. Tower construction began shortly after and, by 1872, the Rosary Society supplied the original Stations of the Cross and a rented organ was installed. OMOS was dedicated on September 28, 1873.

By October 1875, the current organ was completed. The complex’s second building was the original rectory, located to the south of the Church and constructed in 1876. In 1885-86, architect John Jerome Deery designed OMOS School after the church’s basement proved too small for an expanding student body. The complex stepped closer to its present form between 1892 and 1895, when the present-day rectory, designed by architect Frank R. Watson, and Parish House, by Watson and Huckel, were constructed to the north and south of the church respectively. Durang returned in 1892 to design two spires, the northern one with a bell tower, on top of the façade’s existing towers. Durang, Deery, and Watson were by this time a well-established trio of architects with common ties to ecclesiastical commissions, specifically within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Additionally, Deery and Watson each worked under Durang as their careers developed, eventually seeing each architect establish their own practice during the late-nineteenth century.