289 Comments Posted by Claudia

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Did you notice the stone work on the peak of the roof on the left? So amazing. Such a shame this place was vandalized. To many people in this country enjoy destroying things.
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It is also weird that the door pulls have been put in after the original hardware was removed. Who did that? Maybe the Masons when they were using the building. And that is probably where the more modern toilet came from also.
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The bubbling and peeling paint looks almost like a wallpaper pattern on first glance. Great picture.
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The one in the center is especially well done. Really enjoyed this set. Thanks Motts!
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Mica that is a really awesome fabric printed in red white and blue. I have seen it in several quilt stores. It looks a lot better when it is clean. Looks like the teacher tried to swag it across the wall. Wonder what it looked like when new.
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Gorgeous Thanks for taking photos using different techniques. It makes me stop and look harder.
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Doesn't look like there was much privacy. No indication of curtains for around the beds and those short and scarce walls wouldn't have provided much. Wonder where the patient's belongings were kept.
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Are the mesh screens on each side of the door a heat source? Have seen these in several pictures and have not noticed much else that would have provided heat. Or were there radiators that were removed?
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Looks like a couple of interesting light fixtures. Mica will like them. This hall is much nicer than the underground tunnel that connected the buildings where I went to nursing school. We hated walking from the dorm to the hospital.
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Maybe to move certain pieces of equipment? Or maybe just ventilation. Very strange.
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Looks like someone cleaned out their personal junk yard and just brought the vehicles and dumped them. So sad there are some really interesting vehicles in the mix.
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For those wanting to look at more mental institution stuff, there is a site titled Galleries and the pictures are taken by Jon Crispin. He has been given access to suitcases that people brought when they checked into a mental hospital. The cases are all that is left of the patients. The items have been preserved and they are maintained by the New York State Museum. It is interesting to see the contents. Hope you don't mind my giving this information Mr Motts. Please delete if you don't want it posted here.
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So just for the heck of it I googled this model. It is still available and the new price is $4900.00. I found a used one on a site named PEMED for $1475.00. Just storing that is a waste of money, again.
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Flushed, my nurses empathy is enraged at what was done to you. Your postings are always so professional sounding. I am amazed that after the mistreatment you received that you do not sound bitter. I am sorry for what was done to you. I wish there had been a nurse to stand up for you. Thanks for giving us a look at the atrocities you suffered. It can't be easy to talk about.
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Maybe the windows were also for observation of the patient.