Greystone’s Fetid Halls

Our good friend, Steve Silberman stumbled upon these fantastically creepy images on of the abandoned Greystone State mental hospital where Allen’s mother Naomi spent several years off and on starting in 1935. This was the state run facility that was considerably cheaper than the Bloomingdale Sanitorium where Naomi had been for her previous breakdown, a private hospital which almost broke the family financially. Naomi underwent almost 40 insulin shock treatments there as well as Metrazol treatment which left her bloated. This is the same hospital where Woody Guthrie spent his last years and where Bob Dylan paid him his famous visit.

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