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Some of My Favorite Pictures from Ashmore Estates and Waverly Hills

Throwback to traveling days for Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums A sampling of some of my favorite photos to get into the Halloween spirit!

Ashmore Estates

Ashmore Estates - Side Exterior
Ashmore Estates – Side Exterior
Ashmore Estates
Ashmore Estates
Ashmore Estates - Institution Green Walls
Ashmore Estates – Institution Green Walls
Ashmore Estates - Grafitti on Institution Green Walls
Ashmore Estates – Grafitti on Institution Green Walls
Ashmore Estates - A reminder
Ashmore Estates – A Reminder
Boiler Room - Ashmore Estates
Boiler Room – Ashmore Estates
Boiler Room - Ashmore Estates
Boiler Room – Ashmore Estates

Waverly Hills

Waverly Hills - Louisville, KY
Waverly Hills – Louisville, KY
Waverly Hills - Welcome!
Waverly Hills – Welcome!
Waverly Hills - On The Wards
Waverly Hills – On The Wards
Waverly Hills - The Morgue
Waverly Hills – The Morgue
Waverly Hills - 4th Floor Hallway
Waverly Hills – Shadow Person Hallway (4th Floor)

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Coming Soon: Hotel Waverly Hills Sanatorium

I’m with her. I want to be excited about this news, but a big part of me is just saddened by it. Charles Mattingly has confirmed (http://www.wdrb.com/story/24854652/waverly-hills-the-hotel)that the fourth floor will remain intact, so that is something at least. Still, you can’t blame them for being capitalists.

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The Haunted Librarian

Waverly Hills Sanatorium Postcard from Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Coming Soon: Hotel Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Charlie and Tina Mattingly, current owners of the infamous Waverly Hills Sanatorium, located at 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, announced plans to open a 4-star, 120-room hotel catering to the paranormal connoisseur. But would I book a room?

First, a little history:

Major Thomas H. Hays purchased the property in 1883. He built a modest schoolhouse and hired Miss Lizzie Lee Harris to educate his children. Miss Harris christened the schoolhouse “Waverley School” because of her fondness for Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels. Major Hays renamed the entire estate Waverley Hills. When the Board of Tuberculosis purchased the land, they kept the name but changed the spelling to “Waverly.”

Tuberculosis (TB) was known as “The White Plague.” It ran rampant in the early 1900s and prompted the opening of a sanatorium. In its heyday, the 2-story Waverley Hills accommodated…

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