not all those who wander are lost

Yesterday I was in the hood for work, and decided to poke around the Northville Psych hospital on 7 Mile Road. This place is long abandoned, probably costs millions to maintain in its blown out unusable state, and is billed directly to the residents of the State of Michigan. Land deals and demolition plans come and go, but the place is still standing.

I do not have the historical data on the Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital..

Here is a USGS shot of the entire complex – freakin huge. The buildings are connected by a system of utility tunnels – this is to facilitate transfer of patients in in-climate weather, and also to help insure privacy.

Echos of the former Wayne County Training School on Sheldon Road. Long before it became the home of big-foot home sprawl and million dollar per square foot property values, Northville was home to a wide variety of institutions. Maybury Sanatorium for childrens Tuberculosis, the womens prison, the asylum on Sheldon Road, the newer hospital that used to sit next to that – it goes on and on.

[ Pam adds: Just a note- Maybury TB hospital was for adults too. ]

Off to the sides of the main structure are a multitude of low rises.. I stayed pretty much on the north eastern part of the property, but these go all the way around back and the other side of the main building.

Thinking about trespassing ? Forgetaboutit. I spent not 5 minutes barely on the grounds taking photos, and was greeted by a multitude of State vehicles, security and groundskeepers trucks. God only knows what the payroll is to maintain this abandoned piece of property.

Tear that shit down.

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