The first public building built in the new state of West Virginia, the state hospital was the last pre-Civil War building authorized by the legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Between the authorization for construction and the actual erection of the building, the Civil War split not only the country, but the Commonwealth and Weston, where the hospital was to be located, ended up outside the new boundaries of the Old Dominion.
The hospital is no longer in use by the state, and the last time I was in West Virginia, there was talk of the building and grounds being purchased and refurbished as a destination resort and casino. I have mixed feelings about that eventuality.
Taken in Weston, West Virginia using a Nikon D80 DSLR fitted with a Sigma 18-50 mm tele/zoom lens set at 34 mm. ISO 200, f /9.5, 1/180 second.