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 Near Goose Creek (November 2018)

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Remains of Bridge Across Goose Creek (November 2018) 

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Former Carriage House for the Superintendent’s Home. Now Located on Private Property, Near Lakeland Road From its Former Location (October 2018, Photo Courtesy of Bob Richardson)

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Lamp Post on Side of Old Service Road (October 2018)

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Driveway and Sidewalk Facing Towards Lakeland Road from the Superintendent’s Home (April 2018)

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Original Cement Driveway Underneath Asphalt (April 2018)

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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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Location of the Original 1870s African American Shack (November 2017)

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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 Former Administration Building’s Main Entrance (2015)

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Overview of the Grounds (Image From Google Maps, 2016)

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Hospital Barn (Photo by Betsy Darby, April 2016)

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Inside Hospital’s Garage (April 2016)

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Hospital’s Root Cellar, Currently Used as Storage by Sawyer Park (April 2016)

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Location the Administration Building Once Stood (2015)

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Death Cell, One of Two Located Near Original Cemetery (2016)

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Service Road Leading to New Campus (2012)

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Sidewalks Near Lakeland Road Entrance. These Once Led to the Superintendent’s 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 Superintendent’s House Was Located (2015)

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“Ruby + Joe” Carved Into Sidewalk Near Former Nurse’s Dormitory (2012)

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Remaining Fire Hydrant (2012)

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Retaining Wall Bordering Service Road, Behind Hospital (2012)

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Remains of Reservoir Pump House (2010)

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Remains of Aqueduct That Connected the Lake to Water Reservoir (2010)

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Old Hospital Wagon and Gasoline Tank (2010)

Contributed by Jay Gravatte | contact@kyhi.org


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