Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center,Queens Village, Queens, New York

The sprawling Creedmoor campus was constructed in 1912 in Queens Village as the Farm Colony of Brooklyn State Hospital, one of hundreds of similar psychiatric wards erected at the turn of the century to house and rehabilitate those who were ill equipped to function on their own.  Musician Lou Reed and jazz pianist Bud Powell were treated at Creedmoor.  Legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie, who had been institutionalized for years while suffering from Huntington's disease, was transferred to Creedmoor in June 1966 and died there in October 1967.

Palladian window a nod to the ancients.  Art Moderne railing is Art Deco.  Clear delights unencumbered by decay.

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