Linda Vista Hospital in Boyle Heights Los Angeles, CA was originally built in 1905 as a railroad hospital to care for the Santa Fe railroad workers who had been injured on the job. Twenty years after they closed their doors to the last patient, the interior of this turn of the century edifice still held endless treasures of the past. As I roamed from room to room, and floor to floor, I observed the faded peeling walls that were once brightly painted This added mystery and intrigue to my 3 hour journey throughout this historic and eerie structure.
I found myself walking alone down the long, maze like hallways, littered with papers, old bed springs, lone chairs, exam tables and debris with only light from the windows of the open bedroom doors guiding my way.
The top floor was the psychiatric ward which remained locked so I did not have access to this floor and the bottom, basement floor housed the morgue. This was a great photographic opportunity, because it has now been closed to the public and has been converted into low income housing.