Jul 29, 2009

Carraway Hospital *

Posted by: Naaman 

 The summer tour continued at this health care facility which shut down some time ago. The place is remarkably clean to have been abandoned. It still smells like a hospital, except the biohazard areas which smell like, well, rotten biohazards.

We didn't get as much time inside as we would have liked, but we got some decent shots and had the experience and that's worth something.

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37 comments:

  1. You'd think there would be a market for refurbished hospital beds and that they wouldn't leave them there to rot.

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  2. I'm from Birmingham also.
    Where is this hospital located?

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    1. It is located on 26th street in the Norwood community. I was born there in 1961 when it was a smaller community hospital.

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  3. carraway blvd
    security is tight and the only ingress may be sealed off now

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  4. Tried to get in here years ago, probably around late '09, early '10. Couldn't get within 100 yards of the place without picking up an extremely zealous security lady who not only followed us off the property, but pursued us about a mile in her truck before cutting us off at a light and approaching our car to question us. Whatever they pay her, it's probably not enough.

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  5. We got busted by a dumpy white lady and a giant black lady. It was silliness.

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  6. It should be easier to get in now. It has new owners and the whole area is "patrolled" by female "security guards" from The Lovelady Center. From what I have heard, the bay doors by the emergency room are broken and cannot be closed. Might be worth a shot to try again. Watch out for the homeless crack heads. Several of them have taken up residency there.

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  7. I think the hapless female guards who work there now are the same ones up stumbled upon us so many years ago.

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  8. Thanks for the memories, LHH and BCH

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  9. This may have already been answered. How ling has it been abandoned?

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  10. Would love to have the picture of the nurses.

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  11. Me and my son was born here and delivered by Dr bouleware

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  12. Was flown there by Carraway Lifesaver in March 1989. Can't remember how long I stayed, but was glad to get out. Thanks for the pictures

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  13. Was flown there by Carraway Lifesaver in March 1989. Can't remember how long I stayed, but was glad to get out. Thanks for the pictures

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  14. I hate to see it abandoned. My younger brother was born here in 1976

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  15. Been in there once late at night with some friends. Didn't see any security, but it's not really worth it. Mostly every higher floor is the exact same. There was a LOT of flooding though, even in the high floors. - One known entrance, but there's a lot of glass.

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  16. FYI THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT SO DON'T GET LOST

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  17. FYI THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT SO DON'T GET LOST

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    1. I know a guy who's cousin went in there in January 2013 and still hasn't come out. You can hear his faint screams around midnight each night but nobody can find whete they're coming from. I wonder if the lady guards ate him?

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  18. Is there still medical equipment ?

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  19. Does anyone know where the patient records went?

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  20. I had my left hand rebuilt there in 2000, after getting it caught in a machine...and chewed up. I really hate seeing the place go down

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  21. I went there today and got in behind the emergency room bay door but beware if you don't have a flashlight you're screwed. also it is decayed quite a bit and it is really dirty but the higher you get the more light you have but not cleaner, glass and wires hanging from the ceiling. pretty sure its haunted cause once you get by the emergency room or anywhere on the third floor you hear things every now and then. The whole one way in and one way out is completely true, all doors are boarded and windows are extremely hard to break.

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  22. Nick Cathers
    Here's my email
    smith_robert1992@yahoo.com
    I'd like to talk to you about your visit. Highly interested.

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  23. I went here today, very decayed. If you go on the parking deck on the right side of the hospital to the very top there is a fence you can climb and a broken window to enter. Be careful as there's a lot of glass. We were going to explore more of the building but as soon as we entered the stairwell we heard a rustling and then a voice calling out so we ran out. It is very run down with lots of wires and stuff all over the ground.

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  24. Emily Ann
    Shoot me an email
    smith_robert1992@yahoo.com
    I'd like to discuss your adventure. Thank you.

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  25. Did you also check out the abandon houses in the neighborhoods around it. I know there are some awesome ones in Norwood, Druid Hill and Evergreen Bottom. Why not checked them out. I bet it would give you more insight into why in the end the hospital closed. There are also two closed schools in the area. MacArthur Elementary and Kirby Middle.

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  26. Went there yesterday, there's a million entrances now but the interior is in very rough shape. A Birmingham police officer was patrolling the area and gave us permission to shoot inside for photos. No signs of security guards while we were there, but the place looks way worse than it does in these photos. Do bring very powerful flashlights and a jacket, it's around 40 degrees and pitch black on the inside

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  27. Some of the original security was still patrolling even up to the beginning of 2011. The Lovelady center was going to try to refurbish it for battered women and such. (A group called the Village was going to do it for entire family units, but it was too much for a charity organization to power and maintain.)

    I think Lovelady has just about washed their hands of it too...

    For the love, stay out of there. So much filth and disease floating around in there.

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  28. Some of the original security was still patrolling even up to the beginning of 2011. The Lovelady center was going to try to refurbish it for battered women and such. (A group called the Village was going to do it for entire family units, but it was too much for a charity organization to power and maintain.)

    I think Lovelady has just about washed their hands of it too...

    For the love, stay out of there. So much filth and disease floating around in there.

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  29. went there the other day with a friend. there are entrances and exits everywhere. it was okay until we got to the top. we were exploring and this old electric garage door was just trying to open on its own.but the thing was there is no electricity and neither of us touched it. we didn't stick around after that.

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  30. My grandfather lives 3 blocks from that place. My dad went to McArthur school as a little boy. passing through, I always wonder what was left inside those buildings. Very cool shots.

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