Allentown State Hospital

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of General Services took local media on an inside tour of the Allentown State Hospital Jan. 24. The psychiatric hospital, which opened in 1907 and closed in 2010, is slated for demolition so that the state can sell the property to a potential developer as green space. Many people have been curious about the historic structure.

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of General Services took local media on an inside tour of the Allentown State Hospital Jan. 24. The psychiatric hospital, which opened in 1907 and closed in 2010, is slated for demolition so that the state can sell the property to a potential developer as green space. Many people have been curious about the historic structure. Troy Thompson, spokesman for the Department of General Services, said the tour would help give the public an inside look at the structure, which most recently served as the shooting location for the M. Night Shyamalan movie “Glass.” The movie was filmed in 2017 and came out earlier this month. A petition is circulating to save the structures and find a developer that will repurpose them for commercial or public use, but Allentown-area state Rep. Michael Schlossberg (D) said he thinks the state remains committed to the demolition of the 28 buildings on the hospital property as the best fiscal decision. (Photos/Christopher Holland)