ONLINE VIDEO:

The Mystery of Sadie McMullen

In 1890, Sadie McMullin during a fit of insanity threw Delia Brown Age 6 and Nellie May Conners age 8 off of the Railroad bridge over Murder Creek in Akron, N.Y.
After trial, Sadie was committed to the Buffalo State Insane Asylum in Buffalo, New York for a period of two-years.
After she was released, she vanished with out a trace and was never seen or heard from again...more

Buffalo Insane Asylum Buffalo Psychatric Center

The H.H. Richardson Complex (Buffalo Psychiatric Center)

The H.H. Richardson Complex is also called the State Insane Asylum, State Lunatic Asylum and the Buffalo State Hospital. The Buffalo Psychiatric Center located at 400 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y.

History of the State Insane Asylum: Dr. James White, a Buffalo physician , proposed to the state legislature that an asylum be built in Buffalo, New York. Through his work, the Buffalo State Hospital organization was established in 1869.
In 1870 H. H. Richardson, was chosen as architect; for the new mental hospital. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in June 1871, and by 1880 the first patients were received in the complex. Construction was completed by 1895. The facility was closed in 1974. -Source: Buffalo as an Architectural Museum

BELOW: A Photo Essay taken in 2002 showing the state of disrepair of this national landmark.

These photo's were taken the day Sen. Byron Brown held a press conference proposing solutions to some of the problems facing this structure, including possible uses for the complex.


001.jpg

IM000680.jpg

IM000681.jpg

IM000687.jpg

IM000747.jpg

IM000688.jpg

IM000690.jpg

IM000693.jpg

IM000694.jpg

IM000695.jpg

IM000696.jpg

IM000697.jpg

IM000700.jpg

IM000701.jpg

IM000702.jpg

IM000703.jpg

IM000704.jpg

IM000705.jpg

IM000706.jpg

IM000710.jpg

IM000711.jpg

IM000713.jpg

IM000715.jpg

IM000718.jpg

IM000719.jpg

IM000720.jpg

IM000722.jpg

IM000723.jpg
   

Some say in the Richardson building (Buffalo Psychiatric Center) possible ghost or other paranormal events take place. For the truth surrounding the mystery of The Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital use your own mind to figure it out!

other links:

Historic Asylums

New York State Asylum for the Insane

Modern Ruins and Urban Exploration (Urban Archaeology)

Haunted Places in New York (haunted Buffalo)

 

 

about us | History as News™ | Diaries | home | Shop | Forum | History | Peoples Pages | Photo Gallery
All material on The Buffalonian™ is copyright ©1996-2001 all rights reserved. The Buffalonian™ is produced by The Peoples History Union.

Internet Services Donated by The Blue Moon Online System