Welcome to the New Jersey State Hospital located in Morristown, NJ, United States. This cavernous hospital was built in the 1870's. The various hospital buildings were constructed by and belong to the famous Kirkbride architectural order (read more on this excellent website).
The history of Greystone Psychiatric Hospital is wonderfully documented on this website.
It was a cold but sunny day in Morristown.
We didn’t want to leave our footprints in the freshly fallen snow alerting all that urban explorers were around.
After a bit of searching we found a difficult and sneaky way into the building via the violent patient ward.
There were SO many abandoned items inside!
The seclusion rooms with beds bolted to the floor, caged lamps, radiators, a cold-shower with its beautiful marble panels still intact, and many antique medical instruments…
Everything has been untouched and rotting since the 1970-80's, which was the beginning of the de-institutionalization of this state hospital.
What they did to my mother was horrible. They gave her electric shock tratments and she is now in her 70's and still can't remember alot of her life. She tried to kill herself years ago and all they did there was make her worse. She has always been odd ever since that happened to her. They did not give her the help she needed to get better they just experimeted on her like she was an animail in a lab. I dont remember what yesr she was there but I do know in was time in the 1960's > I remember her coming home from the hospital and I was just alittle girl and I was so scared of her because all she did was stare and had a blank look on her face. I do not think to much of this place and after all these years I thought I would write and say how I feel and what it did to my family.
I actually got inside as well...I also found a Nurses log which was really interesting. I have been to many places in NJ. And just to let everyone know....Greystone is actually no longer active. The main building was used for sometime after the other building closed but some months ago they closed the whole place down. Also there are cops that patrol the places and will kick you out.
I drove up to morristown today to see if I could get into the abandoned buildings, but there so many people around! How did you get in without anyone seeing you? And where did you get in, if you don't mind me asking... I would really love to explore this place, but I don't want to get caught or arrested.
The pictures were amazing!
My favorite was probably the Television one.
It had and extra artistic touch to it!
I am quite jealous of these photographs.
I must visit some of these asylums.
I wonder how being a patient in any of these places (all the asylums on this site),
must have been. Did the doctors methods, therapies work?
What actually happened inside these buildings?
They must be haunted indeed.
This is almost straight out of Silent Hill! Very creepy indeed, makes me wonder if the developers of said game used this place as inspiration...
Wouldn't dare to hang around after dark.
There are great shots of the Buffalo Psych Center here:
It's an amazing building at Buffalo State that's falling apart. There's an effort underway to convert the buildings into dorms, apartments, office space, etc.
they have one in Buffalo NY the Buffalo Psychiatric Center you should see if you could get in there and take some pics i would love too see them
I loved the photos, they were so creepy. they made me think something like: what awful methods did they use back then?! and imagine all psychological pain in the area through the ages...
Excellent photos. As I'm sure everyone's aware, Greystone is the institution Woody Guthrie lived in whilst in the throes of Huntington's Chorea.
To Joyce: no patient photos found. But I am sure there are some, some many stuff left over there...
Have you ever come across patient photogvraphs from 1895-1921? My hisband's grandfather was a patient there at that time. His wife died suddenly and he became depressed. That's all it took in those days.
would love to see them. This work you have done is amazing. I have been to see the outside of the place.
I would like to use the postcard of greystone you have there, could you send it to me pls?
Excellent work, your photos of this location are beautiful!
you bloody bastard! you did it again ! How do you get in to places i only dream of ??? Groets...;/ Jens
Picture 31 is of a "Trendellenberg" operating table. They havent been used since the 1940's Just thought you'd enjoy knowing. Great pictures too!
those pictures are amazing, what a place.
Absolutely beautiful photography (as per usual) ! ~ CopySix www.UrbExBarrie.Blogspot.com
any ghost have been seen or heard here????
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