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 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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Hospital Power Plant, Pre-Demolition (Beyond, the Root Cellar is Visible)

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Another View of Power Plant, Pre-Demolition (Maintenance Building Stood in Empty Area)

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Inside Oaklawn Building Lobby (Facing Towards Outside)

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Interior of Oaklawn Building, Pre-Demolition

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Auditorium in Oaklawn Building, Pre-Demolition

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Rear, Western Side of Oaklawn Building

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Interior of Second Floor of Oaklawn Building (Rear, Western Side)

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Interior of Second Floor of Oaklawn Building (Rear, Western Side)

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Western Side of Oaklawn Building

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Oaklawn Building, During Demolition (Special Thanks to Bob Richardson for Photo)

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The Cave

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Water Tower (Looking West from Third Floor of Administration Building)

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