Update: Check out the second post on the hospital, which includes an interview with the location’s manager and photos from the inside.
According to the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Linda Vista Community Hospital, formerly known as Santa Fe Coast Hospital, was built in 1937 and used to treat Santa Fe Railroad employees. After closing in 1991, the hospital was named as a historical building in 2006 by the U.S. in their National Register of Historic Places (NRHC) and is now only used as a filming location (its website is www.lindavistalocation.com).
There have been claims that the hospital is haunted by its past doctors and patients; unfortunately, the doors were locked and we could not get inside to investigate. There were a couple trucks of firefighters training on the east side of the building, and after asking the groundsmen about the location, we were told we could come back the next day after the firefighters were done training – not too sure what that meant, but in any case, another trip is due soon for interviews. See under the cut for more photos taken at the site.
I was able to stick my camera through the iron bars. I’m sure the paint is new from a filming crew.
Another camera-through-the-bars shot. I was trying not to freak myself out by expecting a creepy hand grabbing me through the bars.