Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Located in Weston, West Virginia. It opened in 1864 and closed in 1994. They now have tours there but I didn't want to tour it because it sounded upsetting. Maybe when I was younger I would have done it.
It’s a lovely building, but I imagine that some horrific things happened inside its walls.
posted May 18th, 2018  
Such a large building, one wonders how many inmates it had. too sad and upsetting, I agree with you, I rather see it from the outside.
posted May 18th, 2018  
It is nice architecture and grounds. I agree that a your could be unsettling.
posted May 18th, 2018  
Interesting building. I think so many of those that used to be in use have closed. I'm sure the treatment for mental patients today is much more humane than it once was.
posted May 18th, 2018  
They don't build institutions like that anymore.

@vernabeth Treatment is better today then before, but are those that need it, getting it? A dilemma still to this day, in an institution being drugged, or on the street with almost the same level or care? (almost none)
posted May 18th, 2018  
Oh, my, you are in my old territory now (not that I was ever at this asylum! LOL!). My SIL loves this place. She loves ghost hunting and stuff. I couldn't do that tour either.
posted May 18th, 2018  
Great capture of the architectural details...The building has a haunting look to it perhaps because of the history.
posted May 18th, 2018  
Interesting building and architecture - it does look rather grim building and so good that it is no longer open to those unfortunate patients
posted May 18th, 2018  
A very grand building but I’m with you on that one, I would stay on the other side of the fence!
posted May 18th, 2018  
They were a part of the fabric of our lives for so many years and then they just went away. From a distance it is very lovely. It could be a grand hotel!
posted May 18th, 2018  
An interesting building, it looks very large
posted May 18th, 2018  
I’m not keen on touring medical facilities either. It is a beautiful building though!
posted May 18th, 2018  
It looks very ominous! Well captured.
posted May 18th, 2018  
What a wonderpil building
posted May 18th, 2018  
I wouldn't mind a look inside. Looks an impressive building ☺
posted May 18th, 2018  
Wonderful shot
posted May 18th, 2018  
It is a lovely building, but I wouldn't fancy doing a tour either, I am with you, it could be upsetting.
posted May 18th, 2018  
Great view on and capture of this beautiful building.
posted May 18th, 2018  
Wonderful architecture..............I would stay on this side of the fence as well Marilyn!
posted May 18th, 2018  
It's a wonderful looking building, even if it's history is not so good
posted May 19th, 2018  
Great building, sad history
posted May 19th, 2018  
Cool picture.
posted May 19th, 2018  
Love it ...
posted May 19th, 2018  
Nice building
posted May 19th, 2018  
Fav. Good capture. We all feel upset seeing such scenes. We did a survey in college many years ago on the incidence of mental disorders. The rate I remember is approximately 5 % of the population in any country. That covers all kinds of problems from simple depression to serious disorders. We have far more medicines, medicines,caring and social support now.
posted May 19th, 2018  
great capture fav
posted May 19th, 2018  
Beautiful place and capture. My son who is a Consultant Psychiatrist would have loved to visit if he were there.
posted May 19th, 2018  
It looks magnificent building Marilyn. It's a place we needed back then. today it's more caring. and most treatable. :)
posted May 19th, 2018  
Great looking building. Not sure about the tour though
posted May 21st, 2018  
If you didn't know what it was you'd think it was a very impressive building. So many sad things done in the name of health when so much was misunderstood and thought of so differently than we do today. It would definitely be hard to take that tour unless you were able to completely detach your emotions from what you were seeing. I would probably pass too.
posted May 23rd, 2018  
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