Hempstead House, Sands Point NY
photo (c) Heidi
|Bennett School For Girls|
Several years ago, we were poking around upstate, aimlessly meandering on back roads, and found this crumbling building. At that time, we were able to get fairly close to it - now it's heavily chainlinked, and there are condos right up against the property line. The building is visible from a state road, but in order to get close enough for a decent photo, we went off-roading in the Mini.
Now known as the Bennett School, it was built as a hotel, and then turned into a women's college. It finally went out of business in the late 70s, and has been crumbling ever since. According to Wikipedia, and other sources, it's about to be demolished. The Urban Exploration Resource has lots more photos, including ones of the interior.
It's haunting me.