Kings Park Psychiatric Center




 Buildings A B C D
       Group I
       Group II
       Group III
    Group IV TB
       Group IV
       Group V
 Children's Wards
1   Patient Wards
2   Patient Wards
3   Employees Home
5   Work Shop
6   Power Plant
7   Medical Bldg
8   Building A
9   Building B
10 Building C
11 Building D
15 Patient Wards
18 Family Houses
19 Family Houses
21 22 Admissions
23 Recreation Ctr
27 Cemetery
27 Reservoir
29 Power Plant
31 Bowling Lanes
32 Club House
35 Staff Dorm
36 Nurses Home
37 Staff Dorm
38 Tailor Shop
39 Continue Therapy
40 Infirmary
41 42 43 - Group 4
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
69 Green House
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


123. Dinning Hall
Built 1915 - Demolished 2012
This building was demolished in 2012

This building was the dinning halls for Group 2 buildings 122, 124 and later 40
Prior to building 93 being constructed with it massive kitchen each group had its own

These first two pictures were taken back in December of 1994

On the right side can be seen building 124 which is no longer standing

January 2011

The front section was the kitchen and the side wings were the dinning rooms

Entrance to one of the dinning rooms

Inside the door was the lobby before the dining room

dinning room

On one side of the lobby was a bathroom

Roof of dinning room

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum

                       The loading dock and delivery doors leading to two of the storage rooms

One other summer afternoon, we were hanging out on the south porch of 124. The kitchen guys were hanging out on the loading dock with their chairs leaning back against the wall, waiting for the dinner food truck to arrive from Bldg. 93 kitchen. We had to do something. I went into the treatment room and disassembled the treatment lamp to acquire the heavy four foot long steel tube and Brad grabbed his bottle rockets. We nonchalantly reappeared on our porch and set up the bazooka. Brad loaded it and lit it off. The rocket shot across the driveway and exploded under their chairs. Man, those guys went vertical.

Hijinks continued into wintertime. On numerous occasions, we loaded milk boxes with snowballs and attacked the kitchen guys while they were setting up for dinner. They learned fast, though, and eventually began returning fire from a supply they kept in the refrigerator. After that, we always had the patients enter first so we could ascertain the threat level. One evening, as we were sitting in the dayroom watching TV, the porch door flew open and a cascade of snowballs flew through the air. The kitchen guys!
                                                                                                                               - Barry

Looking in to the service and washing area

The kitchen

The kitchen

Doors to the basement storage area

Storage area

Old cast iron stairwell to the kicthen

Small storage cage for locking up goods

The open window was the staff room

Looking past the refrigerators in to the kitchen

The door in the background leads to the to storage rooms and delivery door

I worked in Group II evening shift during the latter half of the 1970s when it operated as the MR Unit. My ward was on the ground floor of Bldg. 124. One of my coworkers on the ward brought in a bundle of bottle rockets one summer afternoon. As the kitchen staff was putting out the food in the steam tables, we went down in the tunnel and snuck up the stairs into the dining room anteroom so they would not see us coming through the outer door. We lined up a dozen bottle rockets under the inner door and lit them off. The rockets flashed across the floor and underneath the steam tables, exploding under the feet of the kitchen guys. Their feet were moving fast, but they weren't going anywhere. They looked like they were doing a Mexican hat dance.
                                                                                                                                           - Barry

There were two large refrigerators and an area for washing and prepping vegetables and cleaning pots

When fresh fruit was in season, the kitchen staff would have big trays full along with the fruit syrup, which they served as dessert, sometimes on top of cake. Peaches, strawberries, blueberries. They always had too much leftover, so we would take it back to the ward and make Margaritas.
                                                                                                                                   - Barry

Christmas 2010

Demolished 2012

8-2012 Clearing all the trees and brush away

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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


Well House 1
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Well House 3
Well House 4
Well House 5

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Indian Head Rd Cemetery

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