189 Comments Posted by Steve

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I believe the Wilkes College had their graduation ceremony at the Sterling.
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I grew up on Troy Avenue - just to the north of the massive complex. Building 93 loomed large in my youtrh - it seemed to have totally blocked the sun in the winter. In the summer, the kids in the neighborhood avoided walking nearby.
I recently returned to the old neighborhood to see this giant of my youth gone forever...until I found your wonderful photos.
Thank you.
I will try to send you a photo from 1965.
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It's betadine. A disinfectant for killing bacteria on the skin
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Just played ouija inside the asylum biggest mistake ever
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Translates to mother and John
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When i was there i was on ward a. My one on one was lisa jacobs but the rooms seemed bigger. Then
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THIS is a cool shot!
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to look for this book use the isbn number 0972622918 or search
"the farm colonies" caring for new york citys mentally ill in long island's state hospitals" by leo polaski
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was there yesterday taking pictures...what an amazing place with a lot of history...check out this book for more info...its hard to find but my local library had 2 copies
<http://www.wikireadia....amp;action=Search>;

its very creepy at nite...no streetlights...ill be back next week taking more pictures in the daytime
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Wow I love this picture!
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Wow, they really let this place go...
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Agreed
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Yikes!
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Not gonna lie, this door scares the **** outta me
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crazy angle