Mountain View Sanatorium
The invent of modern medicine in the treatment of TB in the 1970's causes the hospital to have a change of face in 1977. The complex was converted to a psychiatric facility specializing in geriatric care. Most of the complex was renovated with the exception of one of the original sanatorium treatment buildings. This building fell to abandonment and is widely photographed today as being a time capsule to the days of chest disease treatment. In 2011, Government Chris Christie made the call to close the facility altogether. The future of this site remains unknown. It was designated to be used as a satellite Ebola quarantine location during the fear of a US Ebola outbreak. More recently, the facility has been suggested to be re-opened as a Veterans Home (one building on campus currently operates as a Veterans Home).
While we have visited this location a handful of times over the years, we don't really have any extravagant tales to offer. This hospital is rather small and isolated from the usual hustle and bustle you would expect of New Jersey. This is the sort of location you go to to enjoy a nice view with friends, because aside from that, it doesn't have all too much to offer. Don't get me wrong, hit it at the right time of year and it's one of the most photographic places you could ever ask for. Otherwise, what it lacks in adventure it does make up in beauty.