St. Vincent’s Home

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Year Built: 1945 | Year Abandoned: 1980's
Status: AbandonedEndangeredGutted
Photojournalist: AbandonedOK Team

When we are looking for possible locations to add to our database, a lot of it comes from simply driving around the state and keeping our eyes open. St. Vincents is one of those locations that we had no information on previous to our visit. After we documented the location, we began the research. What was different about this location was the fact that hardly any information could be found. We ended up searching the Oklahoman archives and what we learned about St. Vincents home was shocking to say the least.

St. Vincent’s Home was operated by the Brothers of Mercy and was built in 1945. The nursing order of Catholic brothers moved to the present location and built the ‘old’ section of the building in 1953. The addition was built using a grant from Hill-Burton. St. Vincent’s takes male patients only. In 1957, patients ranged from a 7 year old boy, and a 90 year old man. The addition added several semi-private rooms with connecting baths, a lounge on each floor, nurses stations, and a chapel.




The home has had it’s share of tragic endings and in 1962, a nurse brutally suffocated two patients, simply for the thrill of it, but the charges were later dropped because the man had schizophrenia. In 1988, Rev. Richard Frank Dolan, who founded the Main Artery (an alcoholics living center at the location) was found murdered in his apartment. And in 1983, a man who lived at the home was shot and killed in Norman.

Rev. Richard Frank Dolan also holds an interesting past. He was arrested for soliciting prostitution in 1984 when he approached a male undercover officer for sex. He also was known to hire men to work for him at a flea market on 10th and Penn in OKC. He was also the center of controversy within the church for his involvement in multiple bingo halls in the city. The investigation into his mysterious death lead police to Colorado where a friend of the priest confessed that this wasn’t the first attack on Dolan. He had a history of attacks and confrontations. There was an arrest made in his murder, however the suspect was released due to inconsistent evidence. To this day, his death remains unsolved.

The building still stands today, but all windows are gone, and trash is everywhere.

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Dawn
Dawn
5 years ago

I wish rather then let buildings go to crap we could either house homeless people in them or at least take them down & make it just land again.

Stephen Christensen
9 years ago

Some friends and I have been here…It is definitely Haunted. We all had experienced doors slamming and loud bangs at opposite ends of the hallways…the basement/lower level seems to have a really thick feeing in the air…might stop here tonight as I will be on the east side exploring other Buildings!

Gianna
Gianna
Reply to  Stephen Christensen
9 years ago

Do you happen to know the address?

Twila Alvree Baldridge
Reply to  Stephen Christensen
7 years ago

Where is this place plez email me theunshyshyan@gmail.com

Brianna Denton
Brianna Denton
Reply to  Stephen Christensen
6 years ago

What about the demon

Katia
Katia
Reply to  Stephen Christensen
5 years ago

I would like to know the address . please contact me to my sideline (415)-940-4247 or email me aguilarkatia18@yahoo.com

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Stephen Christensen
4 years ago

Lol, its not haunted, i was there for over 2 hours and explored the entier building and saw nore herd anything. Ghosts arent real. Lol

Hailey
Hailey
3 years ago

Y’all should wear gloves if you’re going to pick stuff up …

Ashley
Ashley
11 years ago

HOLY CRAP we just got back from visiting the home. TWO EVP with a possibility of a third, clear as day. One says "He won't let us" in response to me asking, "Why haven't you moved on?" The second came upon me climbing the stairs to the second floor and is a deeper woman's voice saying, "Where do you think you're going?"

Creepy. As. Hell. Also, seven pictures with large orbs. I'm SO going back.

Angela
Reply to  Ashley
11 years ago

Hey Ashley, I was wondering if you could maybe give our group the address for this incredible place so that we can investigate it too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Our group's email is topic_ghosthunters@yahoo.com
Thanks for any hel you can give.

Amanda Bowman
Amanda Bowman
10 months ago

Hey, is this place still around? I’ve been looking into some abandoned sites recently.

tabs
tabs
Reply to  Amanda Bowman
4 months ago

kinda. it’s there but bare bones and nothing really goes on there. If I remember correctly the house isn’t even there anymore.

Austin
Austin
Reply to  tabs
9 days ago

How sure r u?

Maggie
Maggie
2 years ago

Find page #60. IT is a photo of wood paneling. Find the nail coming out of the wood on the right side, then find the U that the broken wood makes right under the nail, and in the left hand corner of the U, there is a man's face. He has a mustache and is balding on the top but has hair on the side. SO SO CREEPY. I am freaking out right now

Lily
Lily
Reply to  Maggie
1 year ago

Did you mean image #60? I don’t see anything?

Maggie
Maggie
2 years ago

On picture #60 (it is a photo of wood) if you find the nail coming out of the board on the right side, and look in the U that the broken wood makes, you will see a mans face! It looks like he has a mustache, is balding on the top but has hair on the side. SOO CREEPY

K Davis
K Davis
2 years ago

Our team have done several investigations at this site, while walking through I was felt two hands on my shoulders pulling me to the ground. I was holding on to a rail in the hall, I was wearing a black shirt and you could see a dusty hand print on each shoulder. The best part was everything was caught on tape. Between the 100's of death from many patients, the nurse who murdered two just to see how it felt to kill someone, then a home for the homeless, and throw the electrician school the place have no choice but… Read more »

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2 years ago

[…] The place has been the scene of many a paranormal investigation in recent years and even made an appearance in 2014 on TV’s “Ghost Asylum.”  I don’t know if it’s haunted or not, but I’ve walked around the perimeter of this place during the day and it is truly freaky and weird.  I like abandoned places, but I do not like St. Vincent’s one little bit.  So, if you’re like me and would rather not explore the spooky St. Vincent’s in person, you can check out Abandoned Oklahoma’s photos of the interior here. […]

do i need permission
do i need permission
3 years ago

Do I have to get permission to see this place

Blake
Blake
3 years ago

anybody know if this building is open?

Shelly Covey
Shelly Covey
4 years ago

I would live the opportunity to do a walk through this facility

Crystal Kelley
Crystal Kelley
4 years ago

I would love to book an appt with a paranormal team and go through this building. If you know the group will you let me know so I can get in touch with them.

itsmzkokoa
itsmzkokoa
5 years ago

i counted so many faces in some of the pics….wow..

sarah
5 years ago

Very nice. Really interesting post. Thank you for sharing this.

Sophie
Sophie
5 years ago

I want to do a photo shoot in the building. Does anyone know who owns it and a way of contact?

Bridge Loans - BridgingHomeLoan
5 years ago

Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post. Thanks for providing this info.

Michelle
Michelle
5 years ago

Do they allow tours of the facility?

jeff
jeff
5 years ago

Can you go inside

Daira
Daira
6 years ago

They tried to demolish it but after several unexplainable interferences they gave up and left the brick part. It took months just to tear down the wooden addition to the building. I drove by everyday for most of my life and it always gave off feeling that bad things happened there. When I saw the bulldozers a year or two ago, I knew they wouldn't succeed in destroying it. I told my husband watch something will happen…delay after delay I honestly think the workers said screw you we are outta here

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