(Reposted from Southeast per request.)
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was constructed between 1858 and 1881 in Weston, West Virginia, and is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America. It is a Kirkbride, and housed 250 patients when it initially opened – peaking at 2,400 by the 1950s. The hospital closed in 1994 after suffering for years due to overcrowding and generally deteriorating conditions.
- But on July 28th, a special Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Tour for Photographers will be held from 8 AM to 12 PM, and from 2 PM to 6 PM. It is an eight hour event to capture both morning and evening light.
- The price for the event is $190.50 per person. Pre-payment is required.
- Registration ends on July 24 at 11:30 PM EST. Register early - the event is expected to be sold out quickly.
- The location of the event is 71 South Asylum Drive, Weston, West Virginia.
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