There’s no shortage of abandoned places in Maryland and today we’re featuring one that’s among the most disturbing. This facility dates all the way back to 1911, when it opened as the Hospital for the Negro Insane of Maryland. At that time, the facility seemed promising, vowing to care for and treat African American patients who otherwise were jailed for showing psychotic tendencies. But like most asylums from yesteryear, living conditions soon deteriorated and troubling stories of abuse and neglect began to unfold.
Shuttered in 2004, this massive facility rests in Crownsville. What remains is an eerie reminder of the past.
From the outside, this massive campus is seemingly normal. But looks can be deceiving, as some truly disturbing things happened within these walls.