My Photographic Journey Around America

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

This is the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia. Even the name sends chills up my spine. Originally opened in 1864, it was built to house 240 patients. At it’s peak in the 1950s, it held around 2500 in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. It is purportedly the 2nd largest hand-cut masonry structure in the world next to the Kremlin. Closed only in 1994, it is now open for tours (I will be back for one!), and even overnight tours! Yikes! I will see the inside of this building.

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3 responses

  1. It is very eerie looking. Can’t wait to see pics you take from the inside!

    March 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    • It certainly is. Unfortunately it’s not yet open for the season, so it will have to be another trip. They offer a 9PM-5AM ghost tour!

      March 25, 2015 at 10:40 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Paranormal Society of Bradenton, FL.

    March 31, 2015 at 1:35 pm

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