Read my two previous posts: Haunted Hospitals I and II for the background of the haunted Essex County Hospital Center (Overbrook) in Cedar Grove, NJ.
Here is the old firehouse:
Here are more abandoned buildings. Does anyone know anything about them?
Overbrook was/is located in beautiful Cedar Grove.
The old Essex County Hospital in Cedar Grove (aka Overbrook) is slated for demolition soon. Parts of it are being developed for luxury housing, but 90 acres will be set aside for "passive parkland". Good idea!
You can read more about this haunted hospital on the Weird NJ site.
There is a fascinating website devoted to the Essex County Sanitorium, which was for TB patients, and very close to Overbrook. That facility was demolished recently. It was also completely abandoned with patient records and employee records left at the site! You can read about it here, and the very interesting forum on this site also discusses Overbrook.
There are more pictures of Overbrook here and here.
There are YouTube pages devoted to Overbrook.
DO NOT VISIT THIS HAUNTED HOSPITAL. IT IS CONSTANTLY PATROLLED BY THE ESSEX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. YOU COULD BE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED
Also, many of the buildings are in bad shape, with rotting stairs and floors, and probably contain asbestos. They are not safe! They may also be haunted by the ghosts of former residents and doctors!