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    Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum. 301 West Kingsbridge Road at Sedgwick Avenue The Bronx, N.Y.

    Barcelona - Roman Macaya 005 f 1 by Arnim Schulz, via Flickr

    London Asylum for the Insane - London, Ontario

    Buffalo's Orphan Asylum

    Forest Haven in Laurel, MD - This massive Asylum has been abandoned for so long that the coffins in the Cemetery have started to poke out of the ground.

    Roman cemetery (necropolis) in Tyre (South Lebanon) an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). The city has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome .

    Victorian London

    West Park Asylum

    ~~The first Macy's store in Manhattan -- 204-206 14th street, near 6th Avenue

    Adolf Hitler giving a young girl a cheek squeezing, 1930's

    The Orphan Train Movement was a social experiment that transported children from crowded coastal cities of the United States, such as New York City and Boston, to willing foster homes across the country. The orphan trains ran between 1854 and 1929, relocating an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children.

    West Park Asylum

    Abandoned Insane Asylums | ... of the week the abandoned insane asylum on hospital hill built in

    notes pinned to babies left on the doorstep of the Catholic orphan asylums in Manhattan, 1880s

    Welcome to Denbigh Asylum

    Up to 300,000 Spanish babies, 150,000 Australian babies and 150,00 English babies and kids were stolen by the Catholic church and sold for adoption over a period of five decades. Several mothers say they were told their first-born children had died during or soon after they gave birth. But the women, often young and unmarried, were told they could not see the body of the infant or attend their burial. In reality, the babies were sold to childless couples.

    Penhurst Asylum

    Gartloch Insane Asylum

    On January 12, 1833, the first public asylum for the insane in Massachusetts was opened in the scenic hills of Worcester. It was called the Bloomingdale Asylum. 2008 Update: The wings of the Kirkbride building are being demolished, along with the two historic rotundas and employee residences. The only older structure that is to be saved seems to be the administration building and clock tower.

    tranquilizer chair used in insane asylums

    Between 1854 and 1929, an estimated 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were placed out. Not all of these children were orphans.