“Hawkins National Laboratory” from Stranger Things set to be demolished by Emory University

A long-defunct psychiatric hospital in suburban Atlanta that Stranger Things viewers will instantly recognize as the covert governmental facility that plays host to the Mothergate of the Upside Down will be demolished.

Standing in as the fictional Hawkins National Laboratory, the old Georgia Mental Health Institute (GMHI) was established in 1965 by Emory University and the state of Georgia on the grounds of the Briarcliff estate, the former home of Asa G. Candler Jr., an Emory grad and the rather colorful son of Coca-Cola founder Asa Griggs Candler known for his love of magic and inappropriate pets. Following its closure in 1997, Emory University

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