Old County Hospital

Today we explored an abandoned ‘old county hospital’ and it sure did not disappoint.  It was beautiful – covered in graffiti and decay 🙂  We headed out early in the morning, while it was still dark (as we typically do when we explore).  Along the way, we stopped and grabbed some coffee and a couple of breakfast sandwiches.  It was windy and cold outside.  It was a nice pleasant drive and luckily for us, the old county hospital is directly off of the highway, easy to find and easy to gain entry.

When we parked the car, we strapped on the GoPro and grabbed our camera bags.  We had to walk along the highway for a little bit, then hop over a [knee level] guard rail to enter the property.  We scurried through the brush, which was super overgrown, and entered through an unlocked door.  The hospital had an open floor plan with a courtyard in the middle.  Unfortunately it was full of trash.  It was a nice sunny day so we had lots of light as we walked through the hallways that connect all 4 parts of the building.  75% of the way through our explore, we ran into transient(s) living in one of the back rooms.  We didn’t want to disturb him and for our own safety, decided to leave the premises.  Oddly enough, we scared him and he also left lol.  We saw him riding away on his bike.  Below are a few photographs and snapshots from the GoPro.

LOCATION HISTORY: Even though the site of the old county hospital has long been abandoned, city supervisors were hoping to turn it into an asset for the community.  The building itself has fallen into severe disrepair since it closed its doors back in 2008.

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