• Slossfield Community Center | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Slossfield Community Center

    Dr. Thomas Boulware, later nicknamed ‘The Old Stork’, was brought over to Birmingham by Dr. Charles Carraway where he performed many of Alabama’s obstetric firsts including the first pregnancy test administered, the first ‘bikini cut’ Caesarean section, and the first OB/GYN residency approved in the state. In the realm of the indigent care though, Boulware […]

  • Garden State Sanatorium | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Garden State Sanatorium*

    *This location is undisclosed to help prevent further vandalism and damage to the property. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease with a high mortality rate. The tuberculosis epidemic started in Europe around the 17th century known as the Great White Plague, because of how pale those infected with TB had become. High population density, as well […]

  • Whitehurst State Hospital | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Whitehurst State Hospital*

    *This location is undisclosed to help prevent further vandalism and damage to the property. Built in the late-1880s, Whitehurst was one of the least funded state hospitals in the nation and struggled financially until its closure. It operated until around the 1970s when deinstitutionalization took place, moving many of the patients out of the hospital […]

  • Cragfield State Hospital | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Cragfield State Hospital*

    *This location is undisclosed to help prevent further vandalism and damage to the property. Built on over 600-acres of land with over 5,000 beds, the hospital included its own coal power plant, a farm and industrial shops where patients worked manufacturing various things like furniture and household products. At the time, it was thought that […]

  • Cornish Estate Ruins | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Cornish Estate Ruins

    Built by Sigmund Stern in the early 1910s, his estate near Cold Spring, New York included the mansion, a garage, swimming pool, gardens and other outbuildings. Just a few years after its construction, and after the death of his wife, Stern sold the estate to newlyweds Edward and Selina Cornish. Though they refereed to their […]

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Slossfield Community Center | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Slossfield Community Center

Dr. Thomas Boulware, later nicknamed ‘The Old Stork’, was brought over to Birmingham by Dr. Charles Carraway where he performed many of Alabama’s obstetric firsts including the first pregnancy test administered, the first ‘bikini cut’ Caesarean section, and the first OB/GYN residency approved in the state. In the realm of the indigent care though, Boulware […]

Garden State Sanatorium | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Garden State Sanatorium*

*This location is undisclosed to help prevent further vandalism and damage to the property. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease with a high mortality rate. The tuberculosis epidemic started in Europe around the 17th century known as the Great White Plague, because of how pale those infected with TB had become. High population density, as well […]

Whitehurst State Hospital | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Whitehurst State Hospital*

*This location is undisclosed to help prevent further vandalism and damage to the property. Built in the late-1880s, Whitehurst was one of the least funded state hospitals in the nation and struggled financially until its closure. It operated until around the 1970s when deinstitutionalization took place, moving many of the patients out of the hospital […]