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St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland Ohio

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Jul. 7th, 2009 | 10:26 pm
posted by: merylinabarrel in abandonedplaces

Over the weekend, my friend and I explored the abandoned St. Luke's hospital in Cleveland. The hospital has seven floors, three wings and two basements (but we were too scared to make it down there to the morgue). We did make it up to the clock tower and had a great view of Cleveland, and found an intact theater/auditorium.

The building has been destroyed by metal scrappers over the last decade or so, and I think it's going to be torn down completely pretty soon because there's a new medical center next door and a bunch of brand new houses across the street. The whole building is boarded up all around the ground floor, and the upper floors are taken over by mold and have standing water in the hallways.

St. Luke's Hospital

blue hallway

Pull for Help

room 6217

Abbie climbing

theater

There are a bunch more photos on my Flickr.

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from: mangiati_vivi
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
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Very cool. Hope ya'll had respirators, that black mold is bad stuff.

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from: mesangecoeur
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
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Oh that's great. Whereabouts in Cleveland is that?

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Meryl Swiatek

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from: merylinabarrel
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
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Shaker Heights area, off of Shaker Blvd.

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Calliphoridae

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from: pkbarbiedoll
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
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what made you scared to go to the morgue? did you see/hear anything scary elsewhere in the building?

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Meryl Swiatek

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from: merylinabarrel
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
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It was mostly scary because it was pitch black in the basement and our flashlights didn't illuminate much. We couldn't see what was more than five or six feet in front of us.

We didn't encounter anything very scary in the building. The freakiest was climbing the rickety ladders to the clock tower, but there was nothing we saw or heard that scared us.

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Calliphoridae

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from: pkbarbiedoll
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
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Some of these old hospitals have a negative vibe to them.. one in Georgia was known for it's creepiness, mysterious bruises & scratches, noises, ect.
Sounds like this one wasn't so bad.. other than the mold!
thanks for sharing your photos!

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breltard95

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from: breltard95
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
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Lovely photos! Thanks!

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from: 6cubed
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
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wow no shit, i just drove by the location to check it out. my and my buddy were going to get in this weekend if all goes well.

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Meryl Swiatek

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from: merylinabarrel
date: Jul. 8th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Getting in was tricky because everything on the first floor is boarded up and caulked over. I would recommend making yourself a ladder like we did (or bringing one) to get in one of the second story windows.

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from: 6cubed
date: Jul. 9th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
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any tips for the fence? broken patches anywhere?

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Meryl Swiatek

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from: merylinabarrel
date: Jul. 9th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
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The fence is a joke. The construction next door ripped out huge sections of the fence to get their big bulldozers, etc. in, so you can just walk right through. I think they even paved a little road.

However, because of the construction, I'd recommend going on a Sunday when no one is working because they are RIGHT NEXT DOOR and will probably stop anyone they see getting near the building.

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hoodwatch

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from: thehoodwatch
date: Jul. 9th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
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I like the barb wire security fence in the first pic and then the others of you clearly inside of the building. Great job on securing the location, demolition company.

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Meryl Swiatek

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from: merylinabarrel
date: Jul. 9th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
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The barbed wired is definitely a joke now as they've ripped several sections of it out as part of the construction going next door. So getting past the fence was no problem, but the building was actually fairly well secured except for two difficult-to-reach second-floor windows.

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smalljob

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from: smalljob
date: Jul. 21st, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
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what an enormous building! looks like a lot of fun too...

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