The Belchertown State School once housed and educated some of
Massachusetts' mentally retarded citizens. Its sprawling campus is
still populated with buildings that used to support these efforts. The
facility has been empty and locked up for decades. Recently, a few of
the buildings have been opened. Some by vandals and others by
contractors that are interested in "developing" the site.
The building above was once a theater. State School inhabitants and
others participated in plays and musicals here. Movies were
also shown. A photographic tour of the theater is presented below.
Door to balcony.
Cameras used are pictured below.
Arista 200 color film
Arista EDU 100 Ultra (in HC110(H))
Interior exposure times 1/2 to 30 seconds.
Light provided by holes in the structure.