Showing posts with label WalkerPhotography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WalkerPhotography. Show all posts

February 28, 2021

The Motel (2018)

 The abandoned Motel in Catskills, New York. Its fading ghost sign beckons you back to another era. The motel is located on the former site of the Lasso House, a popular boarding house, which was constructed in 1876 by Myers. Myers was born in Middletown in 1848 and moved to the mountains around 1864 to work with his uncle in the harness maker’s trade. Around 1876 Myers gave up the harness trade to purchase a farm just south of the village on which he built his popular boarding house. In 1898 the Lasso House advertised itself as being “among Shawangunk Mountains, beautifully situated on a high elevation; near the village; accommodates 50 people; pure spring water, bath and sanitary closets.” In other advertisements, highlights included “well ventilated; raise our own vegetables; good fishing; cottage located on summit of hill, overlooking valley; beautiful surroundings; abundant shade; good livery connected with house; convenient to post and telegraph offices; plenty of milk and eggs.” In 1892, the cost to stay at the Lasso House was $7 to $10 per week, with the transient rate at $1.50 per day.

Around 1921 Myers sold the property, which was then resold many times over the years and eventually became home to the Lasso Motel. Although long abandoned, the 8-acre Lasso Motel property, along with two buildings with 43 motel rooms, was recently advertised for sale.


February 27, 2021

The House Behind the Trees.

Located in the Catskills Mountains this old house can barley be seen from the road. I can not find any information on this this. I know its in the process of being restored. 









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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.

June 15, 2020 is Live!

Hello Abandoned New York Followers. To all that didn't know I started a new website Called        Dark Current Photography/ Through that site I will be posting all aspects of photography as well as Urban Exploring (Urbex) Photos that are outside of New York State.            So I can focus on what AbandonedNY is supposed to be and that is abandonments located in NY.                                                                                                                                                                         Please go and check out the New Site! 

  Intro Video.

More video's to come as well. Keep an eye out..

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.