The Richardson Olmsted Campus
The Richardson Olmsted Campus | Flickr/Can Pac Swire
The Richardson Olmsted Campus | Flickr/Can Pac Swire

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The 11 Most Fascinating Abandoned Places in New York State

Originally from 1880, this building was designed by one of America's greatest architects, Henry Hobson Richardson, and although it’s been closed as a functioning hospital since the mid-1970s, the grounds are currently open for wandering (all legally!). Although the hospital—renamed The Richardson Olmsted Campus—was recently transformed into the hip Hotel Henry, unfortunately, the renovations were fruitless since the hotel has since shuttered because of the pandemic. However, guided tours of some of the remaining buildings are offered during the day. Reserve a ticket through The Richardson Olmsted Campus site.

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