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Cresson Prison Blues

October 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

This building was built in 1932 when the mountaintop facility was still a TB Sanatorium. I think the idea was to make the place seem like a hotel or vacation spot to the suffering TB patient. Eventually the drugs were developed to combat TB and this Sanatorium was converted into a hospital for the mentally handicapped. That probably meant the people were restrained as if they were in prison. Eventually the hospital was converted into a prison. I'm not sure what this building was for, inside was a big kitchen, a room that looked like a dance room, shoe shine chairs, destroyed books about physically restraining people, and more. The architecture was very interesting with some cool features inside. In the second image I tried "light painting" with my iPhone with not very good success.

Cresson Prison TudorCresson Prison TudorThis building was built when the prison was a hospital for the mentally handicapped. The Halloween Season was the appropriate time for my visit. Prison ArchitecturePrison ArchitectureFascinating Columns and Arches inside building. The arcs of light are from my iPhone


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