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The Hillcrest Building (originally called "The Criminal Building," because it was used to house the criminally insane) was built as part of the Spring Grove Mental Hospital in the 1920s, but was bought by UMBC in the '60s, used by the University, and abandoned five years ago due to asbestos, lead paint, etc. There are all sorts of rumors about it-- it's haunted, the character Hannibal Lecter was inspired by one of the inmates (the mental hospital in the book and movie was located in Baltimore), it's used for SWAT team training. In the past few months there have been a few armed robberies in the parking lot next to it...



the view from the balcony of my apartment:


front:
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side and back:
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the stairs by which i got in:
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inside!
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it's me!
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five year old food:
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poor lil plant:
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this couch rocks:
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view out a window:
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frat boy photos:
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