hoodwatch (thehoodwatch) wrote in abandonedplaces,
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St. Mary's Seminary aka Hell House





I went here before my trip to Thistle Mill (I posted those pictures last Sunday). This used to be the spot of an old seminary created almost 150 years ago. The seminary closed in the 1970s due to lack of attendance. For a time it was inhabited by a caretaker who lived on the premise and was known to chase teenagers away with a shotgun filled with rock salt if they decided to do any late night ghost hunting. It was torched sometime around 3am the night after Halloween in 1997. It remained abandoned ruins until 2005 when it was finally torn down to keep teenagers and vandals from coming to the area.

The detailed history can be read here...
http://hellhouse.ellicottcity.net/the_facts/

All that is left today as you can see are some stairs, a pile of bricks, and the stripped remains of an old cross. Somehow a VW Bus made it's way up here which is crazy since there are no roads.

1. You can hardly even see these stairs from the road. They are all that shows that anything might have existed up on this hill...

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2. Some bricks are all that is left of the actual house...

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3. After climbing a lot of hills you come to even more stairs and hills...

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4. I took this by accident and I'm not even sure how. I liked how the one leaf inside of the swirl was still in focus...

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5. The cross used to be covered in copper but scrappers stole it...

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6. Abandoned VW Bus...

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7. Looks alien...

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8. For size reference...

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9. And back down the stairs...

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10. Here is an old picture from 3 years ago when the cross still had copper on it...

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