Category: New York

Letchworth Village

Letchworth Village, an abandoned mental health asylum, was once lauded as a progressive facility. However, by the 1940s, it was becoming increasingly apparent to the public the horrors that were happening behind the published photos of clean-cut patients. The asylum was overpopulated (a frequent problem in many asylums around the country) and the majority of […]

St. Augustinian Academy

Staten Island, NY is host to an abandoned building that was once a boy’s high school called the St. Augustinian Academy. After shutting down in the 1960s, it then became a religious retreat, St. Augustinian Monastery, which was shut in 1985. Source 1, Source 2 | Original Tumblr Post

Bannerman’s Arsenal, Pollepel Island, Hudson River

On the Hudson River is Pollepel Island, home of Bannerman’s Arsenal. Built between 1901 and 1908, and designed by its owner and namesake Francis Bannerman VI, this castle once stored decommissioned weapons and surplus ammunition that Bannerman purchased following the Spanish-American War. He had hoped to turn the arsenal into a museum one day, but […]