Follow AbandonedWay Walter E Fernald State School is an abandoned mental institution in Massachusetts, named after its third superintendent, Walter E. Fernald. It was originally called the Experimental School for Teaching and Training Idiotic Children, then Massachusetts School for Idiotic Children and
In March, 2006, the main building of Taunton State Hospital suffered one of the largest fires in the Massachusetts history. The Taunton State Hospital was demolished in 2009. In 2012 the last remaining parts of the facility in use were officially closed by the state.