It’s been a while since I paid a visit to Hayswood Hospital in Maysville, Kentucky. I headed down to the historic community of 4,000 a week ago to recapture many elements of the hospital, and to focus on the details that I overlooked previously. Along for the exploration was Ashley Duban from Cincinnati.
Resting atop Market Street, Hayswood overlooks the historic city, and it’s a wonder why it hasn’t been demolished or renovated into apartments since its closure way back in 1983. The first segment of the current complex was constructed in 1915, but was expanded in 1925 and 1971 to include a total of 87 patient beds. It was landlocked and geographically-challenged, and was relocated to the top of the hill.
One of the only intact patient rooms. In fact, there wasn’t much left to see after many years of abandonment. What hasn’t rusted through has, for the most part, fallen to the floor and buried by mounds of ceiling tile mush and debris.
A surgery room. This would make for an awesome band profile photograph.
What’s more intriguing was the footsteps we heard slithering away on the floors covered in debris. While you realistically cannot walk about the hospital without making some sound due to the amount of debris in the way, it brought forth both caution and amusement.