When I was at the Dever School a little more than a year ago, I found it to be mostly disappointing.
It's very large, but almost everything looks exactly the same: ugly. I'm not sure if it's been discussed in this forum, but I heard that, before becoming a Feebleminded School, it was a POW camp - or something to that order.
The way the dormitories are set up is quite sad. Looks like a dozen beds to a ward, at least. Six wards to each L-shaped building. Lockers at the corner for what few personal possessions they were allowed.
The tunnels themselves were interesting - particularly, the writing on the walls.
It was interesting to see the kitchen intact, relatively speaking. Found a mummified cat inside one of those pressurized compartments behind the cauldrons.
That summer, there was a veritable curtain
of flies at every outdoor entrance.
Found an advertisement for Insane Bunkers on a chalkboard in a classroom.
And from the grafitti on the walls, I gathered that the locals - for some bizarre reason - have some serious contempt for "Niger".
Had to run from a security truck.
But overall, it was the least interesting of all the asylums to which I've been. Somehow, it lacked ... spirit.