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Jan. 9th, 2009 | 12:32 am
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R.G. Ferguson Hospital






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The Newberry Regional Mental Health Center is located in the small town of Newberry in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. After deinstitutionalization, the property was put to use by the Newberry Correctional Facility (opened in 1996). Many buildings have been renovated and maintained by the Correctional Facility - except the one photographed. The long corridors form a U shape connecting living units, labs and offices, as well as the R.G. Ferguson Hospital. Patients not allowed outside could still be active and get some nice views by walking down these hallways. Of course, they also scratched writings into the brick walls.


Video attempting to show the scale of the large U-shaped building.

It is risky business to trespass with all of the correctional facility staff watching this place. I wrote a letter requesting permission to photograph the grounds and was given possibly the final tour by the assistant of the warden. More photos and information can be seen in heinrick's post.

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love, bexy

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from: _bexy
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
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Finding something like this has always been a dream of mine.
And your photos are breathtaking. Thank you for such a lovely post.

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automated alice

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from: laughing_wild
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
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Stunning pictures.

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Emma

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from: industrialkitty
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
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Very beautiful.

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pissoffnews

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from: tallyslium
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
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Wow, lovely coloring on these. It doesn't look like it has been abandoned for nearly 20 years either.

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jamie28

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from: jamie28
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
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it amazes me how so many old mental institutions and/or hospitals across the united states look so very alike, yet so very different.

the graffiti always breaks my heart. it is such a reminder that people actually spent time there, possibly their last days. no way to know.

jamie

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Misha

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from: spyinak
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
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I think that if I were taken to a hospital I would want to be in the living unit! LOL
Great photo series.

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Foxsong

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from: foxsong
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
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Truly glorious photos. Thanks so much for posting them.

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Molly

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from: pirateninsel
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
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These are too fantastic. I love them all.

Wow.

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danger_aardvark

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from: danger_aardvark
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
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Amazing location, amazing photos. It's a welcome change to see an abandoned hospital that has remained undisturbed by vandals (post closure).

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blue cat

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from: fayette_nudusk
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
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Amazing and surreal photos ♥ Thank you for sharing them.

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April

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from: _dilate_
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
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Wow.

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Kammie

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from: mintymix
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
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very nice!

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twistedsheets10

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from: twistedsheets10
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
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God, those are amazing photos.

...is it odd that I found the graffiti the most interesting things?

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Elliot McBeal

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from: mcbealism
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
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Was wondering how so much of the fixtures, fittings and equipment were still intact but I guess your description below answered my question.

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Jess Bradley

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from: venkman_project
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
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Wow, that is so creepy! The prosthetic leg made it seem like something from Silent Hill!

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CARLZBAD

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from: farmanimalsrock
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)
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I love every single picture. The bath looks like it's in pretty decent condition.

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Sarah

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from: ghost_poop
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 08:00 am (UTC)
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LOVED THESE!

The one of the doll did creep me out a smidge...

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dollporn

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from: dollporn
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
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This is just stunning!

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dooropener

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from: dooropener
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 09:20 am (UTC)
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absolutely wonderful. I envy you for being able entering such a great place and that there are still so many remains. Great find

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Don't call us, we'll call you!

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from: movingon_x
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
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Creepy doll and creepy prosthetic leg!

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Now I'm Mr. Brightside! ::Peter Griffin laugh::

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from: monstevr
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 10:09 am (UTC)
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Ain't nothin' like a mental health center.

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asherlev1

(the first spring of youth always fades the fastest)

from: asherlev1
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 11:11 am (UTC)
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This community was in the lj spotlight, and it looked interesting, so I checked it out. Your post was the first one I saw - after all those pics, I'm definitely joining. Something like what you just posted would be great to see on my friends page.

I loved 27. It was heartbreaking in its' irony. You're a great photographer, and I loved all your colors. I can't imagine how long you spent in there. Please do another series like this!

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s a r e

Re: (the first spring of youth always fades the fastest)

from: sare
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
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ohhhhh, it was in the spotlight - I was wondering why it suddenly got so busy here!

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tehangelphish

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from: tehangelphish
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
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fantastic set! love the juxtaposition of the bird skeleton with the pictures of bright living birds.

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gwen666

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from: gwen666
date: Jan. 11th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)
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Or the excellent corridor shots mixed with details shots like the Dymo "razors" label on the locker. Excellent work.

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Hannah

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from: buymeaclue
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
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Wow, what a beautiful place.

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s a r e

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from: sare
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
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I love how the vines are reaching in to reclaim their space!

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e_saint

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from: e_saint
date: Jan. 9th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
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The vine is my favourite too! Really spectacular photos

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