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The Kings Park Psychiatric Center, known by Kings Park locals as "The Psych Center", is a former state-run psychiatric hospital located in Kings Park, New York. It operated from 1885 until 1996, when the State of New York closed the facility. After World War II, patient populations at Kings Park and the other Long Island asylums increased markedly. In 1954, the patient census at Kings Park topped 9,303, but would begin a steady decline afterward. By the time Kings Park reached its peak patient population, the old "rest and relaxation" philosophy surrounding farming had been succeeded by more invasive techniques of pre-frontal lobotomies and electro-shock therapy. However, those methods were soon abandoned after 1955, following the introduction of Thorazine. #dellaquilaphotography #photography #pictures #landscapes #buildings #historic #hospital #asylum #psychology #kingsparkpsychiatriccenter #kingspark #longisland #newyork #ny

3 of the most historic homes in Savannah...The Armstrong House (1916), The Gingerbread House (1899), and The Mercer Williams House (1869) #dellaquilaphotography #photography #photographs #pictures #landscape #houses #historic #historichomes #historicsavannah #savannah #georgia #ga