Roney’s Point Insane Asylum
In addition to my wedding and portrait work, I also enjoy urban exploration–walking around old, abandoned buildings and taking photos. I couldn’t resist going to this place once I heard about it. Roney’s Point Insane Asylum in Triadelphia, WV, right outside of Wheeling. My grandparents live really close to this place so over Thanksgiving I decided I was going to make a trip up. I do a yearly photoshoot with my cousins (new blog post will be up soon for that) and my cousin’s husband knew right where the place was. Apparently it’s a pretty popular spot for high school/college kids to go and party. If you are interested in visiting this place here is the address on Google Maps and it is right on Farm County Rd. Be aware that it is private property and there are no trespassing signs all over the place.
Anyways, on to the photos. This is the sign at the start of the road that leads to the place. Pretty much sets the tone. It was really foggy all around the woods, which added to the creep factor. The 2nd photo is the side of the building.
This is a stitched panorama of the front of the building. Not a lot of information is available online but the half of the building that is barely standing was destroyed by fire in 1976. A lot of people died, and supposedly the place is haunted. I didn’t see or hear any strange occurrences while I was there though.
This is the back of the building. You can clearly see the fire damage here. The stairs are how you get inside. The 2nd photo is the upper level (2nd floor).
This is the first floor.
This is in a smaller building outside the main building. I wonder what was inside that warranted that door being so thick.
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