Kuhn Memorial State Hospital - Vicksburg, MS
Abandoned Spot along Blioxi Beach
This is unfortunate, but most of the images I have right here are the last documentation of these structures existing. I’ve not gone back recently, but I know the lighthouse is now roped off. The graffiti buildings are gone. And it’s all mowed down for fishing. That’s it.
At least the lighthouse still stands. I did not go into the structure because it was full of trash. The stench was dizzying, so I closed the door and let it be. Walking out to the lighthouse, the sunset was dramatic and beautiful.
This was the site for the President Casino before Hurricane Katrina. I only wonder what it will be after someone purchases the land.
Thank you for following this blog! I have to say I’m switching from one laptop to a new one.
Stay with me, and there’ll be more pictures to come and a write up on the Jackson School for the Blind and Deaf!
mkkavitz asked: I love all the abandoned areas around Hattiesburg, spent a lot of time photographing there last year. Depending on how far you want to branch from the coast, there are some pretty cool abandoned places to explore around Brookhaven and Wesson.
I have thought about going as far north as Natchez, but those aren’t bad ideas. I know there’s a place in Madison that caught my eye.
Thank you for the heads up! Thank you for checking out the site!
theworldofcwbreaux asked: Hi. I've gotten interested in urban exploring here in Mississippi lately and am looking to make contact with folks or groups to go out on a weekend trek one time. Can you help or get me acquainted with anyone you know or any trips you're going on in the near future?
I actually don’t know anyone else in the hobby. I know it sounds weird, but I keep to myself with this hobby most of the time. :) I usually peruse places that post where there is a need to preserve parts of the state and buildings that have fallen into disrepair like: http://www.misspreservation.com .
Depending on what city you are in, buildings that have fallen into disuse have telltale signs of cracked paint or vines or foliage covering areas of the sidewalk. I can’t say I’m going on any in the near future because I am in college at the moment it’s a bit overwhelming. But, I hope to have a panel on the subject of Urbex in Mobile at MobiCon next year.
I also know there are a few groups on places like reddit. Please, check there! It’s always nice to hear about someone coming in contact with the hobby and knowing the surrounding areas. But, please always do this safely and with someone you trust fully.
nccspock asked: Hey, I stumbled across your blog today. I live in Vicksburg nearby Kuhn Hospital. My mother is the Executive Director of the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (manager of the Coke Museum downtown too) and read the post that you wrote about the history of the hospital. Apparently the city is talking about getting it torn down, and it will probably be demolished sometime soon. The abandoned Old Carr Junior HS (downtown, idk if you've heard of it) is getting made into apartments. :)
Dang…that kind of sucks that they are tearing down that building, but I understand. The condition is pretty horrible. I’m glad that they are reusing the Old Carr Junior HS! That’s great! :)