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Kings Park Psychiatric Center

                                  
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       Cottages
 Buildings A B C D
       Group I
       Group II
       Group III
    Group IV TB
       Group IV
       Group V
 Children's Wards
1   Patient Wards
2   Patient Wards
3   Employees Home
5   Work Shop
6   Power Plant
7   Medical Bldg
8   Building A
9   Building B
10 Building C
11 Building D
15 Patient Wards
18 Family Houses
19 Family Houses
21 22 Admissions
23 Recreation Ctr
27 Cemetery
27 Reservoir
29 Power Plant
31 Bowling Lanes
32 Club House
35 Staff Dorm
36 Nurses Home
37 Staff Dorm
38 Tailor Shop
39 Continue Therapy
40 Infirmary
41 42 43 - Group 4
44 Storehouse
45 Water Tower
46 Root Cellar
46 Farm Out Bldg
47 Pig Pens
47 Dairy Barn
48 Grounds Bldg
49 Drís House
52 School
56 Community Store
57 Repair Shop
58 Ice House
59 Power Plant
60 Shoe Shop
60 Pump House
61 Shed
62 Grounds Maint
65 Green House
66 Sewage Plant
67 Directors House
68 Garage
69 Green House
70 Hot Beds
71 Six Car Garage
72 Tool House
74 Mechanics House
75 Garage
76 Garage
77 Chief Engineer
78 Staff Housing
80 York Hall
81 Chemical House
82 Mortuary
83 Fire House
84 Pump House
85 Pump House
86 Blacksmith Shop
89 Bathrooms
88 Slaughter House
90 Macy Hall
91 Garage
92 Tiffany Field
93 Patient Wards
94 Laundry Bldg
95 Drís Cottage
96 Drís Cottage
97 Drís Cottage
98 Drís Cottage
99 Drís Cottage
100 Drís Cottage
101 Drís Cottage
122 Female Wards
123 Dinning Hall
124 Female Wards
151 Patient Housing
152 Patient Housing
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8. Building A
Built 1897

Following the completion of the Cottages the first four permanent buildings were constructed
Building A served as the administration offices, pharmacy, phone operators, canning room and more
Sometime around 1968 or so the building caught fire and was soon after demolished, followed by B C and D


Photograph Kings Park Heritage Museum

The Hospital switchboard was located just inside the main entrance of the building.
It was operated by 3 to 4 operators including the Chief Operator
After the construction of building 21 the switchboard was operated from that location


Photograph - Kings Park Heritage Museum
Britt Neukirc with white shirt, Mrs. Tom Baker, Miss Frances Tobin Chief Operator

My grandmother was phone operator #6 in building A and 21 c.1950 - 1990, her name was Britt Neukirc. My grandfather Fred Brunn was a cook at KPPC until it closed.
                                                                                                                                              - Max

We moved to KP in 1949,,My Mom worked nights in Building A. My Dad worked in the Storehouse. When Dad died in 1955, Mom changed her hours from nights to days working in the Tailor shop which was just behind Building A.
                                                                                                                                                  - Gill

My mother worked in Bldg. A, in 1940. She told me that Dr. Catalano, who was a young guy then, had to come to the ward one time to see a teenage patient that was "going off"! There were no psychotropic medications in those days, and it was difficult to deal with acting out patients. The patient had locked herself in a toilet stall, and would not come out. Dr. Catalano came in and climbed over the wall of the stall and unlocked it. He talked to the patient for awhile, and calmed her down. When he left, the patient started up again! My mother said she had to yell out of the window to get him to return. She said he came running back to the building, with his opened raincoat flapping like wings! He again, got the patient to calm down. My mother said that everyone at the Hospital like Dr, Catalano! His wife was a nice person, too. When I was a kid working in the Plumbing Shop, around 1961, we had to go to Dr. Catalano's house to do some work. His wife always had coffee, and something to eat, for us, while we worked.

The "Canning Room" was located in the old Bldg. A Kitchen. The Cooks used to go over there in the summer and put up all the tomatoes grown on the farm. My father, who was a cook in KPSH (1927-63) , used to go over to the canning room every summer, mostly during the '40's. A lot of tomatoes got canned, and a lot of other "can" got opened!
                                                                                                                                                      - PH Kelly

                                
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39 Patient Wards
53 Pump House
55 Marina
125 Administration
126 Family Housing
127 Family Housing
128 Family Housing
129 Family Housing
130 Cottage F
131 Cottage G
132 Cottage H
133 Cottage I
134 Cottage J
135 Convalescent
136/137 Medical / Surgical
138 Patient Wards
139 Dinning Hall
140 Crises Housing
142 Elderly Living
143 Patient Wards
144 Staff Housing
147 Patient Wards

Reservoir
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Well House 1
Well House 2
Well House 3
Well House 4
Well House 5
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