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Old 06-27-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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This person has found tons of pictures from Kings Park from the late 1800s up until the 1980s. Many of them are the Psychiatric center back in its heyday. But then again, until the 60s or so, that was the biggest thing in Kings Park. You will also love these if you went to school in Kingss Park in 1971 (lots of pics from that year) or before (or knew anyone who did). I would LOVE to travel back in time to when these pictures were taken. It was such a small, peaceful town.

Here are links to the pictures:

St. Josephs church construction and school from around late 1800s-1970s:
St Joseph's Church - Book 3

Sunken meadow 1920s-1950s?:
Sunken Meadow State Park - Book 12

Psychiatric center from possibly 1920s-1950s:
Kings Park State Hospital - Book 1

Train pictures going through Kings Park and the Psychiatric center, around 1910s-1980s:
Kings Park Trains - Book 2

KP school district 1971:
Kings Park School District 1971 - Book 10

KP Junior High 1971:
Kings Park Jr High 1971- Book 08

KP school district 1910s-1960s:
Kings Park Schools Pre 1970 - Book 11

St.Johnland orphanage 1920s-1950s:
St. Johnland - Leo Polaski Collection

Psychiatric center 1950s-1970s, various KP town pictures:
Kings Park State Hospital - Book 5

Psychiatric center late 1800s-1955, various KP town pictures:
Kings Park State Hospital - Book 07

Psychiatric center late 1800s-1955?:
Kings Park State Hospital - Book 07


And here's the site where I got the pictures from:

www.myspace.com/161374102

Enjoy!!!
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:40 PM
 
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Wow. those were great. thanks for posting.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:56 PM
 
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thank you :-)

I hope more people respond, it took me so long to post those links lol
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Nice! I had a gal in Fort Solonga.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:40 PM
 
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Great photos!! Thank you so much! I wonder what that thing is on top of that patients head.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Great photos!! Thank you so much! I wonder what that thing is on top of that patients head.
I can find out for you if you want. We recently talked about this on another board. I'll ask the person who knows.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:49 AM
 
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Maybe we could start a new fad, you never know! I found another site, lioddities.com, that has photos of murals drawn by former patients.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:58 AM
 
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Yeah, that's where I got these pictures from. It's a cool site. I recommend joining the message board. The people on the site know a LOT about LI history that it amazes me. And the pictures they dig up and put on the message board are amazing. I've been joined for over a year. It's free of course.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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Great photos!! Thank you so much! I wonder what that thing is on top of that patients head.

I asked that person who knows about it, he said it's some kind of analytic equipment, tested on a patient.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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Rachael84,

My name is Steve Weber, a local resident of Kings Park and the media director of the Kings Park Heritage Museum, thank you much for posting this information. We have been scanning in these pictures from the Kings Park Heritage Museum Collection for about a year now. I have a confession to make, all the pictures were scanned in by my 8 year old daughter and my 11 year old son. T

he Museum's web site is located at MySpace.com - Kings Park Museum Of History - 100 - Male - KINGS PARK, New York - www.myspace.com/kingsparkmuseum and we also have a forum located at Kings Park Museum Of History - Index.

The "thing" on the fellows head, I'm not sure what its called, but was used to measure the bumps on people's head and the general shape of the head as a study to determine if there is any correlation to mental illness. The results I believe were inconclusive.

If anyone has any old pictures of KP, please forward to info@kingspark.net, we would love to add to the museum's collection.

all the best
Steve
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