St. Alban’s

St. Alban’s sanatorium in Radford, Virginia was originally built as a boys’ school in 1892 but was converted to a sanatorium in 1916. The last patient was transferred out of St. Alban’s in the late 1980’s. St. Alban’s is purported to be one of the most active paranormal locations in the eastern United States; whether or not one believes in paranormal activity, it is difficult not to feel some unease at the sense of mental suffering experienced by a long history of patients in residence. An organization motivated by the historical significance of the building and grounds conducts monthly tours to raise funds for preservation.

This series was taken during a photo tour in March 2016. Many thanks to the staff; everyone was extremely helpful, providing history, directions, photography tips, and models to photograph if we chose to.

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