On Friday, April 27th , at 3:45 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, where a fire had been reported. At the time, and in the hours that followed, no one had a sense of the magnitude of the destruction. On Saturday morning, many of us woke up […]
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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 […]
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 […]