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Photos: Abandoned 716

Artist's Statement:

Abandoned 716 consists of two soulmates, who choose to remain anonymous. The idea behind Abandoned 716: We have found that people are so curious as to what is inside these buildings. What is the history? Why is it in the shape it is? Is it haunted? When can we go inside? We are here to give you the guided tour. We take pictures of the insides of these beautiful pieces of architecture to give them one last shot at history before the wrecking ball kiss inevitably happens (or, with the rare happy ending of being re-vamped and re-used). We receive so many messages every day thanking us for these photos. People do not want to get arrested because of their curiosity, they just want to know.”

Photos by Abandoned 716

Buffalo Psychiatric Center

“The wheelchairs were left scattered about. It was as if the patients stopped in the middle of the hall, stood up, and walked away from this place forever.”

Bethany Sanatorium

“Patient rooms to the left and to the right. You felt like you should run, not walk, down this hallway.”

Almost Stained Glass

“This was an old printing factory in Niagara Falls. Demolished over the summer, but it lives on through us.”

Dansville Castle on the Hill

“I do not think this kitchen is up to health codes anymore.”

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