Artwork inside the Quad Buildings at Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital in Long Island, New York.
Former hair salon inside the Quad buildings at the Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital in New York.
Peeling paint inside Building 93, former Geriatric Facility, at the abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital in Long Island, New York.
The Quads at Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital in Long Island, New York were used as a Geriatric Facility and kitchen during operation.
The Quads at Kings Park Psychiatric were comprised of buildings 41, 42 and 43, which were all connected and known collectively as Group 4. These building served as a Geriatric Facility and kitchen.
Over the years, Kings Park Psychiatric Center became a self-sufficient community. Staff and patients would work around the campus every day of the week, performing tasks as part of an occupational therapy program. They planted and maintained crops and livestock, made clothes and participated in various construction projects.
A peeling rainbow mural on the fourth floor of Building 93 at Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital.
Many famous people were once placed behind the walls of Kings Park Psychiatric Center. Bud Powell, a famous jazz painist once played on an old upright piano in a rec room inside this building, Building 93.
Inside Building 93 at Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital in Long Island, New York.
The Kings Park Lunatic Asylum was established in 1885 as an extention to the Brooklyn County Hospital. When the need for mentally ill facilities grew, the hospital was handed over to New York State. They helped facilitate the growth of the hospital campus, turning it into a self-sufficient community.
As a patient at a Psychiatric Hospital, the privacy you entered the hospital with was virtually removed once admitted. Sleeping quarters were merely divided by short walls, showers did not contain curtains and many bathrooms were without stall doors.