Just outside the gritty, urban center of Paterson, in a wooded setting that completely hides the surrounding sprawl, stood the abandoned Preakness Health Center. The center relocated to a new, more modern location and the old building was left for nature to retake. And while the moss, weeds, and trees that spring up in abandoned places had yet to succeed in their siege of the building, the black mold of doom had laid claim to the structure. In the empty halls and quiet rooms of Preakness, it was the mold that reigned supreme.
Today, that mold is homeless, as the bulldozers won where the trees failed and as I type this they are finishing the razing of the building.
The facility was basically one long building. There was a separate maximum security building and another small building that held the morgue. Unfortunately, I never made it to either.
The main building looked like it could have been a school, rather than a long term care facility.