Photographer Jeremy Harris Journeys To The Center Of America's Abandoned Asylums

August 29, 2014 1:18 PM

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Photographer Jeremy Harris Journeys To The Center Of America's Abandoned Asylums

Photographer Jeremy Harris was in Buffalo, New York when he discovered his first abandoned asylum. It was in 2006, when he was visiting the "uncle of a girlfriend at the time," and noticed a beautiful, old Gothic building on a local university campus.

The property was ominously surrounded by a chain link fence, which only piqued Harris' curiosity. He researched the building and soon discovered it was the former Buffalo State Lunatic Asylum (later the Richardson Olmstead Complex), and had been abandoned since the 1980s.

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