Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New blog

Hey folks,

I haven't been keeping up on this blog very well, for any followers who may be interested I started a new blog, focusing just on the area where I have lived my whole life. I have a few pending posts, and a handful of posts already on there. Check it out!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

St. Something Church

Construction started in 1903 on this large limestone church  building, located on a busy corner in a New York city. A famous city architect was put in charge of designing the building, which was needed to ease the overcrowding at the parish's other church in the city.

The building is in terrible shape, due to it being closed in 1978. The fake stone mixed with the baby blue roof made the interior quite interesting. 

 Not much of the stained glass has survived.

 The stairs were some of the only non rotted wood in the building.
 For some reason there were deep fryers left in here.
 The alter has been removed, along with basically every thing in here.

 The side of the building.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kings Park Psychiatric Center

(This photo does not show the whole complex, but all of the buildings below can be seen)

The Kings Park Psychiatric Center was first established in 1885, to help treat the mentally ill of New York City. The state took control of the property in 1895, and it became the Long Island State Hospital. Over the years, different buildings were constructed to accommodate tuberculosis and geriatric patients, veterans, and children, as well as drug patients and people with various other psychiatric disorders. In 1939, one of the most iconic asylum buildings in the country was built, Building 93. The building was slowly being emptied, due to the de-institutionalization trend of the 1970's. The building was fully closed in 1996, and has been left to rot ever since.

Six years before Building 93 was built, the new Group 4 was constructed. The original Group 4 buildings were the TB wards. They were demolished to make room for buildings 41, 42, and 43. This huge building system is built in a style typical of NY asylums, like Ivyland State Hospital, but connected by the X shaped building 42. This complex is just as trashed as Building 93.

The group of buildings known as Group 2 (Buildings 40, 122, 123, and 124) One of the oldest buildings still standing (until recently) on campus was there, built in 1912. These buildings were complete ruins, until their demolition in 2011-12.

This building was the original powerhouse, built in 1892. In its later years, it was used as a storehouse. It is also slated for demolition soon.

Thanks for reading guys. I will throw pictures from another location up ASAP.