CSH: The Land Today

This collection of photos are of the Central State Hospital grounds today. The photos in this gallery were taken between 2010 and 2018. All photos taken by Jay Gravatte unless otherwise noted.

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Old pump house or maintenance shed adjacent to Goose Creek. – November 2018.
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Old bicycle frame found near a branch of Goose creek. – November 2018.
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The remains of a bridge across Goose creek. – November 2018 
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The former carriage house for the Superintendents home. It is now located on private property, nearly directly across Lakeland Rd from its former location. – October 2018 (Photo courtesy of Bob Richardson)
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Lamp post on the side of the old service road. – October 2018.
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Driveway and sidewalk facing towards Lakeland Road from the Superintendents home. – April 2018.
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The original cement driveway underneath asphalt. – April 2018
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The Hospital garages. – April 2018.
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A piece of concrete is all that remains of the Merritt Building. – November 2017.
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The location of the original 1870’s African American shack. – November 2017.
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The remains of the Reservoir pump house. – August 2017
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The Bingham building. – August 2017.
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All that remains… – October 2016
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Historic plaque located near the former Administration Buildings main entrance. – 2015
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Overview of the grounds. – 2016 (Image courtesy of Google Maps)
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Hospital barn. – April 2016. Photo by Betsy Darby
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Inside one of the hospitals garages. – April 2016.
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The hospitals root cellar, now used as storage by Sawyer Park. – April 2016
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Where the Administration Building once stood. – 2015
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Death cell, one of two located near the original cemetery. – 2016
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Service road leading to the new campus. – 2012
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Sidewalks near the Lakeland Road entrance. These led to the Superintendents house and the Pusey Building. – 2016
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The Cave – 2015
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Pavilions where the Oaklawn building once stood. – 2015
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Sidewalk that runs the length of the property. – 2015
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Gazebo located on the front lawn. – 2012
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Sidewalk entrance to where the Superintendents house was located. – 2015
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“Ruby + Joe” carved into the sidewalk near where the Nurses dormitory was. – 2012
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Remaining fire hydrant. – 2012
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A retaining wall that boarders the service road located behind the hospital. – 2012
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Remains of the resevoir pump house. – 2010
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Remains of the aquaduct that connected the lake to the water reservoir. – 2010
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Old hospital wagon and gasoline tank. – 2010

– Contributed by Jay Gravatte

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