KPPC: A Journey Through History
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|Posted on October 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM||comments (2)|
Please go to the following link to sign a petition that will help save the demolition of 15 structures in as early as May of 2012.
If those structures are destroyed it will change everything about Kings Park forever. The abandoned grounds have become like a historical landmark to the small town. Many people, including myself, have traveled far just to walk thr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
I will document the kind of research I am doing here in this section. I basically started by checking different websites on the Internet until I learned about the Kings Park Heritage Museum. After my first visit there I began using books, which I acqured from the museum. I went to the library at Kings Park, too. I also began getting in touch with former worked, such as King Pedlar, Steve Weber, Barry Charletta, and Gil Harris amongst others.
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|Posted on July 19, 2011 at 6:32 AM||comments (3)|
Do you have photography that you think would be helpful for my book? Do you want your work to be published giving you full credit? If so, then please contact me before the end of 2011 and I will see if I can use your photos in my book.
Photos that will be most helpful to me are those of buildings that have already been demolished during the 1960s-2000s, the interior of the barge, undergrounds tunnels, aerial photography, rooftop views f...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 19, 2011 at 6:19 AM||comments (5)|
There were many things located on the grounds of the hospital ranging from apple orchards to huge hills of coal and ash from the power plants. In fact, the Potter's Field Cemetery was built atop a hill made up of ash from the second power plant, while an apple orchard was cleared out to make room for the construction of the third power plant.
Thick wooded areas now surround the derelict buildings of the hospital. Thorn bushes and poison...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:04 AM||comments (4)|
If you worked at the hospital and have not told me about your experiences there and wish to do so, then please let me know before the book is published. I'd like to use as many stories from former workers as possible. If you have already told me about your experiences and thought about something that might be worth using, then please let me know. Share it with me and let me get it into the book before it is too late. Thanks.
I already h...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2011 at 9:59 AM||comments (0)|
If you were a former patient and you want your story told in my book, then please contact me as soon as possible. If you just want to leave a comment that will be fine, too. Your side of the story is a very important side I wish to portray in my book. Please, share your tale. You can be anonymous if you want.
The world needs to know what life in an asylum is really like because people watch way too much television and movies, and seem t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2011 at 9:40 AM||comments (4)|
I have posted photos on this website of almost every building. I am still in the process of adding more. I want this site to have more buildings listed than any other website that exists.
After all of this research I have become somewhat of an expert on the buildings of the hospital. However, even with all the knowledge and documentation I have available to me I am still at a loss regarding a few structures.
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|Posted on June 30, 2011 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
I will be writing several chapters, which will cover the history of Kings Park, the hospital, mental health, and all of the buildings. I will also include actual stories of workers, patients, visitors, and trespassers detailing their experiences and memories both good and bad... sometimes in their own words.
There will be a building chart showing every building that ever existed on the hospital grounds listing their numbers, dates const...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2011 at 9:20 AM||comments (2)|
At the end of 2011 I completed writing the chapters for the book. Next I will edit them and choose which photos I will use for each section. I have several publishers in mind at the moment, but have yet to actually acquire one. I want to wait until the book is completely finished before I find one, so I don't have to deal with deadlines. I like doing this on my own time with no pressure.
The longer I take to get the project done the mor...Read Full Post »