The Walter E Fernald State School was opened in 1948 as the Massachusetts School for Idiotic Children. It had a reputation for experimenting on patients.
The Imperial Baths were built in 1927 in the spa town of Sharon Springs in New York State. It was abandoned as tourism in the town declined.
Byron Hot Springs was a hotel resort and retreat in Byron, California, well known as a place of sanctuary for movie stars and athletes in the early 1900s.
The Cincinnati Subway was designed to tackle the city’s chronic traffic congestion however the system was never completed and remains abandoned.
Times Beach near St Louis, Missouri was abandoned in 1983 following a deadly dioxin scandal caused the evacuation of the entire town.
The ghost town of Pontotoc was established in 1878 however a fire in the theatre caused the entire town to be abandoned in 1947.
Sea View Hospital was built between 1905 and 1938 as a tuberculosis hospital. It was closed in the 1970’s but some of the buildings have been re-purposed.
The village of Weston in Illinois was abandoned after it was selected as the site of the National Accelerator Laboratory in 1966.
The Yekaterinburg TV Tower in Russia was once the tallest abandoned structure in the world. It became known as the Tower of Death.
Although Trenton Psychiatric Hospital is still open, much of the complex has been abandoned as the number of patients has decreased over the years.