Construction began in 1868 and when it opened three years later, housed 40 patients. In 1952, it housed almost 6,000; and by 1976, as psychiatric treatment moved to medication management and community-centered care, the number of patients dwindled to fewer than 1,800. In 1994, Hudson River State Hospital merged with Harlem Valley State Hospital, and […]
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A visual tour of some of the iconic abandoned locations in the Hudson Valley, as seen through the eyes of contributors to the Abandoned Hudson Valley page on Facebook. Locations include Bennett College, Hudson River State Hospital, Letchworth Village, Wyndcliffe, and more.
Founded by May Bennett in 1890 in Irvington, NY, Bennett College (earlier known as Bennett School for Girls) moved to a 22-acre campus in Millbrook, NY, in 1907, and operated there through 1978. Enrollment in 1907 was 120 girls with 29 faculty members and the course of study ran six years – four years of […]
All across the Hudson Valley, one finds vestiges of times past, places where people gathered, where the sick were treated, where men and women worked, where children played. We are fortunate in the Hudson Valley to have places that defy time and neglect and continue to bear witness to the stories of the past. Abandoned […]