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The awesome 20 story Wright Arcade, along with its neighbor the Paul Brown building, seen from above. Check out the Wright Arcade here.
Too often, the architecture that defines our landscape is razed to the ground and relegated to memory-condemned to be forgotten. In the rediscovery of these often hidden, sealed up or otherwise off-limits locations, I document our adventures through the photography presented here so that they may be remembered before it's too late.
Asylum #7 was constructed in the early 1900's. It began life as an "..Asylum for the Insane", then it was partially converted to a prison. Currently, the campus houses an active corrections facility with a handful of vacant buildings scattered among the active ones.
Just like the recently penetrated "Government Health Campus", it appears that the current ownership of this location has been enough of a deterrent to keep most people away. The building presented below was the former men's prison barracks and has been vacant for 11 years. We also explored the extent of the tunnels which connect all of the buildings. Due to the nature of exploring partially active locations, I only took the time to photograph what you see below. The rest of the action can be seen in the video of this trip here.