CSH: John Perkins Gallery

On July 22, 1997, Kentucky photographer John Perkins took several photographs during a walk through of Central States remaining buildings. Included in these are rare interior images of the Administration building prior to full demolition.

Note: All photographs on this pages are used with explicit permission from, and are courtesy of John Perkins.  
Front entrance to the Shelby wing.
Hallway inside the Shelby wing.
A book left behind.
Sunroom in the Lyon wing.
Second floor of the Lyon wing, looking North towards the farm. The Power plant sits in the distance.
Body trays in the basement morgue.
Looking East from the Third floor in the Lyon wing.
Ward room in the Lyon wing.
Hydrotherapy room in the Lyon wing.
Patient seclusion room in the Lyon wing.
Hallway in the Shelby wing.
Basement room in the Lyon wing.
Third floor of the Shelby wing looking North, the Power plant is directly behind.
Staircase on the third floor of the Administration Building.
Western side view of the Shelby building.

– Contributed by Jay Gravatte

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