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


144. Patient & Staff Housing
Home T
Built 1928

These first two pictures were taken in December 1994

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum

Each floor housed 33 single rooms, one apartment, a linen room, and two baths with toilets tubs and showers
The main floor was for offices and the basement was storage space

Photograph - King Peddlar - Kings Park Heritage Museum
Vito Caponetto was a former patient who later became an employee and lived in Home T

Vito Caponetto was a patient at the Hospital from about 1950 - 1970. He was a man who was always fascinated with flying kites and had a knack for photography also. Building a large kite he would then ask the Hospital photographer for an old camera lens which he would attach to a small wooden box he made and secure to the kite. The shutter mechanism was activated by an ice cube tide to a piece of string that would release in about five minuets when the cube melted snapping the picture. As a patient he worked in the store house and they let him setup a small darkroom in part of the Spice Room.

He was also remembered for being an extremely good tennis player and winning against just about everybody who played him at the courts next to the fire house. There was a small booth where people would sign up for playing time that he would sit in all day

Around 1970 or so he was declared mentally fit and discharged as a patient and then hired as an employee of the Hospital working with the housekeeping dept in Group IV

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum

Some patients were allowed to live amongst the staff

Notice all of the trees and shrubs have been removed by 2010

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum
One of the room on the third floor

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum
Following the Hungarian uprising of 1957 many citizens sort refuge
in America and 10 of them were offered work at the State Hospital
(L) Frank Farkas with Heineken shirt and matching beer bottle
(R) Steve Gaal retired in 1976 and returned to his home town of Eger

 The older man (white T-shirt) was exceptional. He was much older than the other 9, he was 48 at the time,
and referred to by the others as "Old Man Steve." He worked at KPSH for 20 years. Retired in '76 moving back to Hungary. He never learned more than about 20 English words, but seemed to manage well up in Bldg 93 where he worked on Wd 30 - 7th Floor - as an attendant.
                                                                                                                       - King Pedlar

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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
Well House 2
Well House 3
Well House 4
Well House 5

Tennis Courts

Sand Shed

Oil Tanks

Indian Head Rd Cemetery

Fire Hydrants

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