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


5. Central Maintenance Shop
Formerly the Laundry House
Built 1909

The original laundry house had been by where the Parks Dep't Garage is today and burned in 1909
Later after the new laundry house built this building was converted over to maintenance shops

The smoke stack in the background is from the current power plant and not part of this building

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum

Door to the left shop

Originally large open laundry rooms they were later converted to smaller shops

This was the electric shop

Shelving and cabinets for lots of small  parts

This was the doorway to the electric shop and one of the storage areas

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum
Maintenance Staff - c.1957
Some of the men in the back row were patients doing work therapy
In the 1970's the Government put an end to Patient Work Therapy calling it forced labor, so they had to stop

Delivery doors to the central storage area

A few loan studs are all that remain on the lumber racks that supplied the woodshop

This wing was the paint room with a small spray booth and also a mason room

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum

Side entrance to the basement Lock shop

LOCK SHOP <-----  KEY ISSUE 9 TO Blank AM / 3 TO 4 PM

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum
Charles Smith was the Hospital Lock Smith for many years

Picture - King Pedlar - Kings Park Heritage Museum
A various assortment of Ward keys

It was virtually impossible to get around without your keys. If you forgot to bring them to work with you, you would have to rely on another employee to get around. I decided that this would never happen to me. After working there for a month or two keeping my keys in a pocket, I decided that it was too easy to forget them at home. I purchased some thin leather straps and braided them together. The key ring was attached to one end and I tied the other end to my belt; then I slipped the keys into my pocket. In this way, I would always be aware where my keys were located and the length of cord allowed easy reach to the door locks.
Too many people lost their keys. I knew some who found keys and kept them for "emergency" use. This was a big no-no, as was losing your keys in the first place.
                                                                                               - Barry

Some patients who had freedom to leave the grounds would frequent the local bars in town and also the Round Table across the road from the Power Plant. It's said that when it was getting late and near time for the patients to return and sign in the bartender would drop an old Ward key on the bar making a loud ringing and that was the signal to any patients that they had to start heading back to the Hospital for curfew.
                                                                                                                                      - Gill Harris

Loading dock and doors to the carpentry and furniture shop

The work benches and saw dust vacuums

This hand crafted wooden tool box is an example of the type of work the patients did

Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum
This table was hand carved by patients in the wood shop for Sr. Director Charles Buckman

The saw dust chute

The sign on the corner by the saw dust vacuum points to the Engineering Maintenance Shop

ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE SERVICE -----> (Lock Shop has been painted over)
The Lock Smith originally had been located on the main floor by the engineers and management

Looking down to where the original entrance had been to the offices and locksmith shop

These front two wings held the Planning Dept offices and is where they stored the blue prints to all the buildings.
The train tracks to the power plant ran right past the building where this pavement is today

Here were the original engineering department and plant angers offices before they added the extensions on

Engineering was on the left and Management on the right side


Blue Print - Kings Park Heritage Museum

Industrial Shop

This shop had work areas for a tin smith, welder, blacksmith, machinist, plumbing, steam fitting, and a bed shop

The first door is to parking lot the second is to the electric shop, the walk up counter and door are to storage

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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

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Indian Head Rd Cemetery

Fire Hydrants

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