The Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane Is Now A Neighborhood

Just finished this story about a former insane asylum. Here are some pix of the redeveloped, former mental hospital in Traverse City. This place aches with history and an intense beauty that slays me every time I am there.

Listen here:

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1558825/Michigan.News/Reinventing.a.Former.Mental.Insitution

Building 50
Building 50
One of the condos on the top floor of Building 50
One of the condos on the top floor of Building 50
View from a Turret
View from a Turret
Another condo, owned by a painter
Another condo, owned by a painter
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2 thoughts on “The Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane Is Now A Neighborhood

  1. Have been there – cool vibe – nicely neighborhood-ish. Never sure about planned communities though, eventually they all “burn in” and feel more like a “real” place. Thanks for the story!

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