Photo: "Lobby, Jones Building"

Pano inside the lobby of the Jones Building

The Jones building at Central State Hospital in Georgia was constructed between 1928-1929 and was designed as a medical and surgical hospital complete with clinical lab, x-ray department and morgue. During the time, it was the only hospital in this county. 

Sadly, the Jones Building closed in 1979 and has sat vacant since. 

Photo: "Nothing But A Memory"

 
 

If you follow my photography or blog, you’ve likely heard how devastated I am that this beautiful, former asylum has met its demise. When I took this photo, I was standing in a corridor that is now merely a memory. 

People often ask me why I shoot these locations and this building right here is a perfect example why. I first photographed this hospital 6 years ago and I returned last year for a second time. Here we are one year later and nothing remains but a small center section of the building. These places are vanishing rapidly and I want to be there to document as many historic sites as I can. 

New Greystone Psychiatric Historical Photo Essay

Sadly, the beautiful Kirkbride building at the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital is at the end of her life. Demolition is looming in the very near future for this architectural beauty. 

In honor of this glorious structure, I have added a new photo gallery on my website: http://amyheiden.com/greystone-park-psychiatric/