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Sunday, June 24, 2018

 TERRELL STATE (MENTAL) HOSPITAL––TEXAS
(Photo Series #2)

Enjoy my 2nd set in an ongoing photo series of the famous Texas mental hospital at Terrell, TX. 

Just for bearings...the first picture is the original TERRELL STATE HOSPITAL, which is no longer standing. The second (overhead) online photo of the TERRELL STATE HOSPITAL campus was found online, and meant to give some reference.

Once again, I see tremendous history here, even though the original 1885 hospital was lost. If only these structures and walls could talk. Even so, these pictures are at least worth 1000 words apiece, right? So join me on my afternoon trip into a daylight nightmare, that only touches on the darkness and chaos, struggle and hopelessness, and morbid isolation which confounded the minds that inhabited these walls.

TERRELL STATE HOSPITAL. Terrell State Hospital was opened as a regional psychiatric hospital in July 1885. During the late nineteenth century, due to overcrowding in the state's only psychiatric treatment facility, located at Austin, eligible patients throughout Texas were often confined to county jails and poorhouses, both places incapable of treating the mentally ill. CONT. READING HERE: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/sbt01

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All All Photos (below) by © Christopher Alan Broadstone 

















Really on the door in this building at the TERRELL STATE (MENTAL) HOSPITAL:
"FYI You never know when your being watched!!"
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Surely a warning to trespassers like me. lo
And apparently from a poor speller like me too––"your being watched"?
Should be "you're being watched".



















All Photos by
© Christopher Alan Broadstone 

MORE PICS...

TERRELL STATE (MENTAL) HOSPITAL Series #1


TERRELL STATE (MENTAL) HOSPITAL Series #4
  

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