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#16 Must_See_To_Believe

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:01 PM

What a beautiful building... My heart lept when I saw this picture... such a shame someone can't do something about it. This is where I wish I was rich beyond means and could restore old gothic structures like this.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:30 PM

i agree its a shame when something gets old throw it away thats how we think now forget history i wish i could buy all thyeratened buildings but i cant :Wall: :Wall: :Wall: :Wall: :Wall:
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 10:03 PM

I went to the Asylum today and took the 1st floor tour. I just had to post because I noticed people saying its closed down. So for those who want a tour, head to Weston,WV . OMG it is just awsome in person to see this place and feel it and even smell it. I really wish the haunted house had been cleaned up better, it kinda took away from being taken in by the place. it definately had a feeling. I cant wait to get my pictures developed. Anyway, go see it. I am in Charelston WV right now, but my new home is in Georgia. I cant wait to explore the Cival War stuff.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:24 PM

Unfortunately ,America is all about the dollar....making it..not spending it to preserve history..there's no money or not enough money to be made with preserving.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

I think you will be happy to know that this lovely old building has been saved!!! A man named Joe Jordan, an asbestos contracter from Morgantown, WV purchased the hospital for $1.5 million in 2006. He has already repaired all of the roof (to prevent any further damage to the interior, which is in serious disrepair) and has begun renovations on the building. There are tours offered most of the year and there is talk of using the hospital as a convention center/ town hall/ casino. It's certainly big enough for all of that. I'm just so happy that someone came along to save this beautiful Kirkbride building. We have lost so many of them to new condos and construction over the years, that one can't help but feel a little bit of our history gets stripped away when one comes down. Anyway, I thought you'd like to know that at least this one has been saved and is in the process of being preserved and repurposed.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:19 PM

That looks like such a beautiful building. That would be such an interesting place to investigate. It reminds me of Waverly Hills. I wish America would focus more on preserving our history instead of making way for more parking lots and shopping centers. It seems like other parts of the world are more interested in making sure history doesn't become 'history.'

I agree and it is a shame that all most americans seem to care about anymore is money. Buildings like this one and Waverly Hills are such a huge part of our history and noone seems to care anymore.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:21 PM

I think you will be happy to know that this lovely old building has been saved!!! A man named Joe Jordan, an asbestos contracter from Morgantown, WV purchased the hospital for $1.5 million in 2006. He has already repaired all of the roof (to prevent any further damage to the interior, which is in serious disrepair) and has begun renovations on the building.

Yay :wave:

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:29 PM

Thanks for the update--that's great!

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:40 AM

That's awesome news that someone purchased the building to save it.

Thanks for the update!!

Now, if only more people who had the money would save these old buildings from destruction.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:36 AM

I think I'll send a team of investigators up there. Anybody know the contact info so I can get permission?

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:12 AM

~I just loved the pics you posted!!! That building is absolutely beautiful...minus what happened in there back when. I wish people would just leave things alone!!! You know the old saying/song..."Don't know what you've got till it's gone". If people would exhirt the same energy in fixing up old buildings for the sake of History lovers, instead of tearing it down...it would be much more of a learning place for our future generations. Thank you for posting such nice pics of a beautiful building. :Spaz:

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

I think I'll send a team of investigators up there. Anybody know the contact info so I can get permission?


They have a webpage its called the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
They just started to allow it same month it shows on taps coincidence?? lol
http://www.trans-all.../hauntings.html

They have this message
*Only experienced ghost hunting groups, with insurance, will be permitted to hunt at this time. Insurance certificate must state: Additional Insured – Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and Joe Jordan. $150/person, minimum 10 people.

$150 a person is ridiculous imo thats alot of money for just a few hours they are not even offering full night stays...

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:33 PM

I think I'll send a team of investigators up there. Anybody know the contact info so I can get permission?


They have a webpage its called the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
They just started to allow it same month it shows on taps coincidence?? lol
http://www.trans-all.../hauntings.html

They have this message
*Only experienced ghost hunting groups, with insurance, will be permitted to hunt at this time. Insurance certificate must state: Additional Insured – Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and Joe Jordan. $150/person, minimum 10 people.

$150 a person is ridiculous imo thats alot of money for just a few hours they are not even offering full night stays...


Thanks for the info I'll sendit to my team leader.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:44 AM

Its a beautiful old building Wynki I would love to see some photo's that you have taken yourself.

Though the ones you have posted do look somewhat "creepy" I would tribute that to the first being black & white film and overcast day the second is less inviting I think due to the surrounding iron fence and lack of trees.

Since these photos are of the building as it was new "life" may not have had a chance to infuse it, I would imagine photos taken today would be more likely to reveal something.

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 03:30 PM

I toured there during the Summer-time.

I actually got like 100 pictures. But its not that interesting, no ghosts or anything unusual.
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