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Wonder what the salvage value is on a piece like that?
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Mr. Motts, Your photos inspire me to be an Urban Explorer...but then I remember that there is mold and nails and heat and guards and collapsed floors...and even though you share all those bad things with us in your pictures, they are so beautiful, we forget the dangers you face with every exploration. Thanks for letting me do my exploring vicariously through you!
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Sometimes the angle of the room/door had more to do with being able to see inside unobstructed than anything else...
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my nan was a nurse at the hospital during the war.app there is a mile long corridor underneath the grounds of the hospital with cells very similar to silence of the lambs & the entrance was sealed shut in 1938
Taunton - most intriguing - at times ceiling painted, - other the tin squares - wonder what the pattern is/was.
Yes - so shiny, and like saucers; - what style is it?
Would it be "50-ties", in USA?
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Everything you own in the chest of drawers....... is big enough for all.
Tin, pretty pattern - they rust, streaked - i stare and always wonder how the are fastened - these they are ALL up there - so some old-school ingenuity mos.def.
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these asylums are awesome.
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It hasn't been demolished! I just went today. It's mostly broken glass and graffiti now but still totally cool and not demolished.
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probably barefoot as well as chunky...this is Taunton
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Saddened to hear, that work has begun on her & time is running out on the old gal.
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Pardon my spellcheck. **Oakleigh Thorne **
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So all are aware, the property has been purchased by the wealthy local Oakleigh Throne, as well as another private corp. Amount of purchase was not disclosed. The plans are to tear her down and make the property into a park, leaving some of the original stone in tact. The locals are happy that Thorne bought the property. He IS Millbrook. I'm still very disappointed to hear its coming down. Hopefully, if there's anything at all to be salvaged, they'll honor its integrity and surprise us. It will be a sad time for all when she comes down. August 2014 update.
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I see this building everyday. It is far from being structural. But this use to be a steel town and most of the city is this way. Any thing that would be structural sound on restoring anything in this town would be a waist of time and effort. I have explored a few buildings they smell of homeless people. I believe you can see this place in the movie OG or Original Gangster. It is a shame just because it looks like it was a beautiful building at one time. But when the steel mills laid off people and people needed work they left.
I love the cupola and eave detail. This is a wonderful gallery, thanks so much for posting and sharing, Mr. Motts. I look forward to your next one.