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41-42-43 Group 4
Built 1932

41 - Patient Wards, 42 - Kitchen / Dinning Rooms, 43 - Patient Wards


Group Four was built on the site of the former Tuberculoses Cottages
The dormitories were on the ends and the day rooms were in the middle with the octagon porches
Female geriatric ambulatory patients were housed in Ward 103 on third floor of this section


These four wings were the Women's dormitories. The first two are building 41 and the rear two 43


Small porches on the end of the dormitories


The basements of the dorms were used for recreation rooms. This room is pink for the female patients


The middle section is the toilets and the showers are one the sides and after that are the clothes rooms


Female semi ambulatory patients were housed on the third floor of the wing


Building 43




Building 42 was the kitchens and dinning rooms for buildings 41 and 43


These are the octagon porches that extend out from the day rooms


Building 42 Kitchen / Dinning Rooms
The center bricked in section is where the service elevator (blue doors) runs
To the left and right are the bathrooms for the dining rooms
Prepared in building's basement kitchen the food would be transported in hot trays on carts and brought to the floors by the service elevator and then placed in the heated steam tables. The patients then would be brought in to the dinning rooms from the dayrooms to eat. Meals were served cafeteria style, each person carries their tray
In the basement kitchen was the refrigeration rooms, meat and vegetable preparation rooms, and coal storage


Building 42 receiving dock


Hallway to the dinning rooms and kitchens


This was the bathroom for building 43's first floor of the north wing dinning room


Service elevator for transporting the laundry and food carts from the trucks to the floors


White = Bathrooms, Yellow = Nurses Station, Red = Dormitory


Building 43 Continued Treatment


Building 43 Patient Wards

My parents worked there from 1935 to 1973. Both were RNs. My mother worked her way up to be the head afternoon shift nurse for female wards. She had an office in Group IV (bldgs 41, 42, 43). Female wards were there.

My mother told me in 1966 that lobotomies were basically a thing of the past. She saw them in nurses' training. I don't how about later.
                                                                                                                                           - Dave
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There were offices on the second floor along with an elevator, reception areas, and bathrooms


Wheel chair and gurney ramp to the porch of the day room


Day room porch


Doorway to the day room


Ramp with the railings removed


The first two windows to the left are single rooms, the window by itself and the one after it are for the bathrooms. The first window after the light is the nurses station for the dormitory at the end


These wings were the Men's dormitories


The first floor was for storing linens and clothing and the 2nd and 3rd floor were the dormitories


Linens were kept in this basement room


The middle section was the toilets with the showers on the left and right and the clothes rooms at the ends
All of the first floor of these sections were used for the storage and clothing and linens


Building 42 Kitchen / Dinning Rooms for buildings 41 and 43


This entrance was to the stairwell that led to the kitchens on each floor, center windows


The windows on the right and left and the small ones on the sides are where the bathrooms are


Expanding out from the central kitchens were the dinning rooms to the left and right


I had a friend that worked in this wing on the 2nd floor for about 7-8 years during the 1980's
He worked the 2nd shift and would bring the patients to dinner from the dayroom and then back


He liked the patients and thought they were fascinating to talk with

Links to other sites for building 41-42-43

LI Oddities
Opacity - 1
Opacity - 2
KingsCountyAsylum
Lost In Time Bldg


 

                                
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