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Old 10-17-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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You must be confusing Verona High School and Cedar Grove High School. If I remember correctly, Verona HS is on Fairview Ave which was the same road that former hospital was on (like Heather said). The buildings have all been demolished, which is a shame because it was a cool, old, abandoned, spooky place. It was one of NJ's many mysterious treasures.

However, a new facility has opened up on Grove Ave not too far from Cedar Grove High School on Rugby Road, however I don't think it houses mentally ill patients. It's called the Essex County Hospital Center
It is definitly not demolished. I drive past there all the time. Not sure how that rumor got started
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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It is definitly not demolished. I drive past there all the time. Not sure how that rumor got started
If you say it's not demolished, then we definately cannot be talking about the same place. Here's where I'm talking about:

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r186/STrapani1105/dfs.jpg (broken link)

There's evidence that buildings have been torn down. Also Verona high school is in the bottom corner of the picture.
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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That's the sanatorium site. I posted about those earlier.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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The buildings, for the most part, have not been demolished. I live in Verona and drive past the buildings almost every single day on my way to Rt. 23.

As for arrests, you better believe it. For months on end, all you would hear in the local papers about the place was "Bergen County trio arrested" or "Hudson County teens trespass". More to the point, I was one of the unlucky ones who was actually arrested at the site a few years back. And don't expect leniency from the Essex County sheriff's office. They will process you and take you down to headquarters in Newark, which is more of an uncomfortable ordeal than anything.

That being said, I did it and suffered the consequences myself, and looking back, I would say it was definately a worthwhile excursion, so if you're not of faint heart and you think you would like to experience a piece of local (well, local for us) Essex history, come on over; just realize that every adventure and/or misadventure has its risks and consequences.

I took pictures of the interior while I was there. Perhaps I can post a few here when I get a chance.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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The buildings, for the most part, have not been demolished. I live in Verona and drive past the buildings almost every single day on my way to Rt. 23.

That being said, I did it and suffered the consequences myself, and looking back, I would say it was definately a worthwhile excursion, so if you're not of faint heart and you think you would like to experience a piece of local (well, local for us) Essex history, come on over; just realize that every adventure and/or misadventure has its risks and consequences.

I took pictures of the interior while I was there. Perhaps I can post a few here when I get a chance.
Thats what i am saying. I have no idea where all these people claiming it is demolished are coming from. There are loads of buildings that you can see from the main road...
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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Thats what i am saying. I have no idea where all these people claiming it is demolished are coming from. There are loads of buildings that you can see from the main road...
I don't know where or how the rumor started, but these people couldn't be more wrong. The buildings are 3-4 mins. from my house. If it came down to it, I could drive by at any point and take actual pictures of the standing buildings.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:22 PM
 
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Add me to the list of people who regularly drive past "The Bins" as we called them growing up.... they are very much still there. Some have been abandoned way longer than others, but all still stand.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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Default One of the Buildings


Google Maps Street View
150 Fairview Ave, 07009

07009 - Google Maps

or put "150 Fairview Ave, 07009" without quotes in the search box and then look at street view

most of the remaining buildings are north of valley view and south of smith

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Old 10-17-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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Awesome thread! If I wasn't chicken I would love to walk thru there- on a warm late spring day.....

When I was in college we took a field trip thru the Oregon State Mental Hospital where One Flew over the Cuckoo Nest was later filmed-truly THE most tramatic experience of my entire life- bar none. It was in full operation at the time. I get the same feeling just reading this thread.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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