“HRPC is a reminder of the the state sanctioned non-voluntary commitment of thousands of human beings and the torture of those mentally ill of the 19th and 20th century.” – Robert Foresman In 2013 the Facebook page Abandoned Hudson Valley launched with a series of iPhone photos of Hudson River State Hospital. The reaction was […]
Asylums & Hospitals
A very significant demolition and preservation update was recently released for the Hudson River State Hospital outlining both those buildings that are to be preserved and those to be demolished.
Affordable unmanned aerial vehicles or quadcopters are starting to produce some unique footage of the places we love! The following footage was captured at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center in Kings Park, NY. Watch full screen at 1080p for maximum HD impact!
Built as a residential institution for the “physically and mentally disabled,” Letchworth Village opened in 1911, in the hamlet of Thiells in New York’s Rockland County. Situated on a massive 2,362 acre site, this “state institution for the segregation of the epileptic and feeble-minded” received high praise for its treatment of residents, many of whom would have […]