12 Staggering Photos Of An Abandoned Asylum Hiding In Oregon

Few places in Oregon have a history as dark as the Fairview Training Center. Hidden away on the outskirts of Salem, this former state-run institution housed thousands of patients from 1908 to 2000, when federal funding was cut off. The stories told by those who lived and worked within the institution’s walls paint a dire picture of poor conditions and inhumane treatment. The slowly decaying buildings are all the only visible reminders we have left of the unspeakable horrors that once occurred here.

Here are 12 staggering photos of the Fairview Training Center:

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For more incredible images of abandoned places in Oregon, check out our previous article: 12 Abandoned Places In Oregon That Nature Is Reclaiming.