Overbrook Asylum (Essex County Hospital), Essex County, NJ Photo Documentary

March 12, 2015  •  1 Comment

Basically, sitting in my own back yard, there exists an old abandoned hospital that used to be the Essex County Hospital, otherwise known as Overbrook Asylum. 

 

I drive past it every day and have always wondered what went on behind its doors during its years of operation. This hospital has been featured several times in both television and movies. I now want to express my own views and vision on documenting this grand old hospital with such a mysterious history. 

 

My goal is to petition the county for permission to enter the asylum and document, through still photography, its interior throughout the facility. The facility has fallen into disrepair and I want to make this happen before the buildings become too unsafe for entry or they decide to take it down altogether. Although the site has been turned over to the local parks system, you never know how long they would decide let it stand. 

 

Some more info about the asylum can be found here:

Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_County_Hospital_Center

Weird NJ:  http://weirdnj.com/stories/abandoned/overbrook_essexcountyhospital/

 

I'm not entirely sure what this effort will cost me yet, and I will post updates to this blog post as they come, but if anyone would like to contribute to my efforts and support my work, please visit my Contributions page. 

 

Thanks and wish me luck.

- Fabian S.

 


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Gina(non-registered)
Hey, any updates on getting permission? Me and a fellow photographer are really interested in going.
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