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 for permission to use these photos on the website.

 

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Administration Building
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Oaklawn Building
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The Dining hall in the rear of the Administration Building.
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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 Powerhouse before demolition. Beyond it you can see the root cellar. 
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Another view of the powerhouse, 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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A view of the auditorium in the Oaklawn building before demolition.
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The eastern side of the Oaklawn building.
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Interior of the western first floor of the Oaklawn building.
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View of the western side of the Oaklawn building.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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