Steamtown ~ Land of American Iron

Steamtown ~ Land of American Iron


Our Castle on The Hill

Destination: Jackson Sanatorium


When I was doing research online for this place, everyone was calling it a sanitarium, which is, in case you are unaware is a home/hospital for the mentally ill.  I later found out that the true designation for the building affectionately known to the locals of Dansville, NY as “Our Home on The Hillside” was actually a Sanatorium.  Which by definition is a combination resort/recreational facility and a medical facility to provide short-term complex rest and medical services.


The Lonely Castle Revisted

Recently I had an opportunity to revisit The Lonely Castle. These are the shots that I missed from my first visit. I will try to explain each shot as I go.

One of the first shots that I missed and wanted to get was of a beautifully ornate fireplace on the first floor. The castle once again, was not to disappoint.


The Lonely Castle

One of the reasons I choose to do abandoned site photography is because I love connecting with people and their stories about these old places. Every building or site I visit has a story to tell.  That, in part and turn, allows me to write my own stories and share with all you folks.   Through these stories, sometimes sad, sometimes joyous, I hope to raise awareness to the fact that we need to preserve these wonderful old buildings and sites.  Re-purpose them and allow them to bring enjoyment to generations to come.  If we should lose our heritage, we lose who we are.


St. Nicholas Coal Breaker

St. Nicholas Coal Breaker