CSH: Demolition Gallery

The following photos were taken during the demolition of Central State Hospital between 1996 and 1998. Special thanks to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer state park historic archive and Bob Richardson for permission to use these respective photos on the website.

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Administration Building pre-demolition
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Oaklawn Building pre-demolition
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Administration Building undergoing demolition. – Special thanks to Bob Richardson for the photo.
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Cardinal Hall in the rear of the Administration Building being demolished.
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Rear of the Administration Building
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Left side of the Lyon Wing.
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Area behind the Administration Building
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The hospitals Power plant before demolition. Beyond it you can see the root cellar.
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Another view of the Power plant, the empty area beside it was where the Maintenance building stood before demolition.
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A view inside the Oaklawn building lobby looking towards outside.
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Interior of the Oaklawn building before demolition.
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A view of the auditorium in the Oaklawn building before demolition.
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The rear western side of the Oaklawn building.
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Interior of the western Second floor of the Oaklawn building.
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Another interior view of the second floor in the Oaklawn.
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View of the western side of the Oaklawn building.
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Oaklawn Building during demolition – Special thanks to Bob Richardson for the photo.
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The Cave.
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A view of the water tower, looking west from the third floor of the administration building.

– Contributed by Jay Gravatte

 

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