Kings Park Psychiatric Center




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15 Patient Wards
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32 Club House
35 Staff Dorm
36 Nurses Home
37 Staff Dorm
38 Tailor Shop
39 Continue Therapy
40 Infirmary
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44 Storehouse
45 Water Tower
46 Root Cellar
46 Farm Out Bldg
47 Pig Pens
47 Dairy Barn
48 Grounds Bldg
49 Drís House
52 School
56 Community Store
57 Repair Shop
58 Ice House
59 Power Plant
60 Shoe Shop
60 Pump House
61 Shed
62 Grounds Maint
65 Green House
66 Sewage Plant
67 Directors House
68 Garage
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70 Hot Beds
71 Six Car Garage
72 Tool House
74 Mechanics House
75 Garage
76 Garage
77 Chief Engineer
78 Staff Housing
80 York Hall
81 Chemical House
82 Mortuary
83 Fire House
84 Pump House
85 Pump House
86 Blacksmith Shop
89 Bathrooms
88 Slaughter House
90 Macy Hall
91 Garage
92 Tiffany Field
93 Patient Wards
94 Laundry Bldg
95 Drís Cottage
96 Drís Cottage
97 Drís Cottage
98 Drís Cottage
99 Drís Cottage
100 Drís Cottage
101 Drís Cottage
122 Female Wards
123 Dinning Hall
124 Female Wards
151 Patient Housing
152 Patient Housing


122. Female Patient Wards 51 & 52
Built 1912 - Demolished 2012

This was part of Group Two and later housed the mentally retarded patients

Christmas 2010

The large rooms on the ends were the Dormitories and Day Rooms
There are two Turkey Vultures sitting on the roof, one is on the chimney

This walkway lead to the entrance by the offices

This extension was added on to the main building later on.

The First Floor with the boarded windows was the Sewing Room
The top floor was a Dormitory

Photograph  - Kings Park Heritage Museum
Group II Women's Sewing Room

Old floor planes show the basement of this extension as being the Catholic Chapel

This wall is part of the room the extends out into the circle and behind it was the Priests sanctuary
Rev. Mgr. John C. York, whom York Hall was named after, was the Hospital Chaplin for many years and may have said mass down in the original chapel.

                           Almost all of the poles seem to have red bumper pads wrapped around them
Later on the Hospital would build a small Church on the edge of the property near town. The land was then sold and St Joseph's Church was built and the small wooden one torn down.

On the first floor the three white windows was the patient clothing room and had a service elevator to the other floors for transporting laundry but was never put in to service. The single window after that was the small waiting room for the next group of windows to the right which was the Treatment Room. On the top floor the three windows were the Visitors Room and the elevator was next to that and then a small dorm room.

Side entrance to the extension.

The Dorms and Day rooms

The old porches on these buildings had been torn down and redesigned three times in the life of the structures.
Once in 1957 and then again when the building was reradiated in 1966

The top floor on this side had the Seclusion Rooms, or Observation Rooms today, showers and bathrooms.
The showers were always separate from the bathrooms as the patients were only allowed to shower and shave one day a week and that was usually on Visitors Day. They were not allowed to keep their own bathroom accessories like scissors and razors and were under constant supervision while shaving and cleaning up.

To the left and right of this entrance were offices and then the showers and dorms

While the end chimneys were for the fire places the middle ones were for air ventalation

Side doorway with nice old wood and copper work

Basement storage and utility rooms

Corner basement room 1

Notice the tree is actually growing through the bottom steps of the fire escape

Fire escape for second floor
All of these old buildings had originally been designed without fire escapes

Dorm or Day Room

Top corner room 3

Going back down

Front corner and porch

Front porch entrance
The original porches had large brick columns

Demolished 2012

8-2012 Clearing away the brush and prepping for cleaning out

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39 Patient Wards
53 Pump House
55 Marina
125 Administration
126 Family Housing
127 Family Housing
128 Family Housing
129 Family Housing
130 Cottage F
131 Cottage G
132 Cottage H
133 Cottage I
134 Cottage J
135 Convalescent
136/137 Medical / Surgical
138 Patient Wards
139 Dinning Hall
140 Crises Housing
142 Elderly Living
143 Patient Wards
144 Staff Housing
147 Patient Wards


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