This is the fourth in our series of abandoned properties in and around Charlottesville. In my explorations I have seen and photographed many old buildings inside and out, some of which have since been torn down. A few of these buildings and locations have been featured in other posts on this website, but I wanted to group the images here, as they collectively tell a story about time, life, and the structures we inhabit in our short stay in this world. Some locations may be left unidentified out of respect for the property owner.
Another look at a building we featured in an earlier post, this is the old county jail near Court Square in downtown Charlottesville. Closed in 1974, the old stone and brick jail with a tall brick wall surrounding a courtyard, still stands, unused.
An aerial view of the Blue Ridge Sanatorium. Originally built as a large hospital compound to treat tuberculosis, several of the original structures remain. The property is owned by UVA and off limits to the public.
All photographs © C’ville Images, 2010-2014