RARE PHOTOS: Malden Hospital, Closed Over a Decade
A freelance photographer collected images detailing his explorations into abandoned urban buildings on Flickr, the popular photo sharing website. Check out his shots from inside of Malden Hospital, which closed in 1999.
The former Malden Hospital - owned by Hallmark Health System - has been in a state of limbo after an effort to build a senior-living center on the property crumbled with the economy in 2008.
The hospital, which closed in 1999, still had some power running through it when Flickr user Jvelmar - first name "Jonathan" - took his camera into the facility to explore it in 2009. The hospital has since had new precautions installed to prevent such entry, including a chain-link fence along its perimeter and padlocks on entrances.
The renegade photographer has entire sets of albums dedicated to his explorations of abandoned buildings, and took shots of the property three years ago.
"I've tried to contact the representative from the new property owners several times, both before and after my entry. I did get in touch with someone, but they stated no one was allowed to go in," he wrote in a message.
"I went by one day to find the door unlocked, and went right in the front door calling for security. I took this time to take the few photos you've seen."
Check out Jonathan's gallery here, full of weird graffiti and other damages to the hospital.