KPPC: A Journey Through History
|Posted on June 30, 2011 at 9:25 AM|
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 constructed, purposes, and whether or not they still exist or are demolished. In addition there will be a timeline covering the history of the hospital, which I've posted on this website. As I learn more I will add to both the timeline and the building chart.
Of course, there will be over a hundred photos in the book. I will be publishing old photos of the buildings while they were still in use, under construction if available, and how they look now while abandoned. I am also using interior shots for many buildings, photos of the cemeteries, and other related locations. The blueprints and maps for the hospital grounds, which also can be found on this website, will be included. In some cases, I will provide photos of former workers, patients, and others with their permission.
I have also written a few poems dedicated to the hospital and its people that will appear in the book. Some are lighthearted, while others are dark and moody. I've tried to be fair and show both sides of the coin... the good and the bad.
Last, I will include several actual hospital documents that were discovered and donated to the Kings Park Heritage Museum.
Needless to say there will be a bibliography, videography, and a list of websites used followed by a very long acknowledgments section towards the end.
If there are any questions or even suggestions feel free to make a comment. Thank you.
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