>Greystone’s Fetid Halls

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Steve Silberman stumbled upon these fantastically creepy images on environmentalgrafitti.com 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 Woodie Guthrie spent his last years and where Bob Dylan paid him his famous visit. Check the full story >>

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