Top floor restroom inside the collapsing Walker Building at Central State Hospital.
The Walker Building at Central State Hospital was constructed in 1884 and abandoned nearly 100 years later. The last 30 years have not been kind to this building. Days like this, humid and rainy, have taken a toll on the wooden elements of the building, causing much of the roof to collapse onto the floor of the third level.
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Since Central State Hospital in Georgia closed in 1974, much of the Walker Building has experienced serious damage from years of heat, humidity and rain. A few rooms are full of water and the majority of the wood roof on the top floor has collapsed.
The Walker Building was constructed in 1884 for male convalescent patients. It remained in operation for 90 years before being abandoned in 1974. Three decades of heat, humidity and rain have taken a toll on the building and the hallways have become a collection of falling plaster, moldy walls and stale air.
In this crumbling top floor room of the Walker Building lies a cabinet of toothbrushes that once belonged to the patients admitted to this facility. In particular, the Walker building housed white, male convalescent patients.