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Elysium | Photo © 2007 Nomeus, www.flurbex.com

Elysium Assisted Living Facility

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Built: 1987 | Abandoned: 2006
Status: Demolished
Photojournalist: David Bulit
Elysium | Photo © 2007 Nomeus, www.flurbex.com
The entrance sign of the facility, 2007. Photo by Nomeus, www.flurbex.com

Owned by Elysium Group U.S. Holding Inc., the Elysium assisted living facility opened in 1992, though the building was built in 1987. Situated on eight acres along NW 5th Avenue, across the Gulf Stream Canal from Florida Atlantic University, the facility featured semi-private, private, or private suites for residents. For recreation, the residents could “relax by the pool, fish in the pond, engage in a game of billiards, or enjoy one of the many other activities organized by our activities director.”

The facility was closed down in 2006 due to structural damages the structures sustained during Hurricane Wilma a few months prior. Ironically, this was supposed to be a “non-critical” shelter facility for city residents during the storm. Considering it was across from a college campus, it wasn’t long after that vacant facility was vandalized. Broken glass, black mold, and leftover syringes were just a few of the buildings’ hazards. In 2008, a fire proved the buildings were hazardous to the local community. Due to the fire, the building was slated for demolition just a few months afterward with demolition beginning in May 2009. Although the facility was razed nearly a decade ago, nothing has replaced it since and the old concrete foundations can still be found there.


David Bulit is a photographer, author, and historian from Miami, Florida. He has published a number of books on abandoned and forgotten locales throughout the United States and continues to advocate for preserving these historic landmarks. His work has been featured throughout the world in news outlets such as the Miami New Times, the Florida Times-Union, the Orlando Sentinel, NPR, Yahoo News, MSN, the Daily Mail, UK Sun, and many others. You can find more of his work at davidbulit.com as well as amazon.com/author/davidbulit.

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