Old men­tal in­sti­tu­tion at­tracts film­mak­ers and the cu­ri­ous

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

University of Con­necti­cut of­fi­cials say there are clearly no ghosts at the for­mer men­tal in­sti­tu­tion that now serves as the school’s De­pot Cam­pus in Mans­field. But the aban­doned build­ings at the for­mer Mans­field Train­ing School have made it an at­trac­tion for ghost hunters, hor­ror film­mak­ers, cop­per thieves and the cu­ri­ous. The school has put up fenc­ing around many of the de­cay­ing build­ings to keep peo­ple out, and po­lice make reg­u­lar pa­trols, but say that doesn’t al­ways stop tres­passers.

So far this year, four peo­ple have been charged with sneak­ing into the build­ings. School of­fi­cials say they’d like to find more uses for the more than 350-arce prop­erty, which is on the Na­tional Regis­ter of His­toric places. But red tape, cleanup cost and other pri­or­i­ties have kept them from mov­ing for­ward. — AP

University of Con­necti­cut spokesman, Tom Breen, stands in front of the night hospi­tal at the for­mer Mans­field Train­ing School in Mans­field, Conn.

University of Con­necti­cut Deputy Fire Chief Michael Makuch de­scends a flight of stairs in­side Tred­gold Hall at the for­mer Mans­field Train­ing School in Mans­field, Conn.

In this photo, a class­room desk sits in­side an aban­doned build­ing at the for­mer Mans­field Train­ing School in Mans­field, Conn. — AP photos

A van­dal­ized bath­room is shown in­side an aban­doned build­ing at the for­mer Mans­field Train­ing School in Mans­field, Conn.

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