Worcester State Hospital, bed

An old shot from the sadly now demolished Worcester State Hospital. Winter 2008. Probably still one of my favorite shots to date.

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Loews Kings Theatre- Lobby

A detailed view of the lobby and mezzanine levels of the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn as a followup to my previous post on the location.

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Looks like some of you already found my tumblr while I was still testing it out, but I’ll aim to try and have a photo a day up (though this may be tricky on the weekends) of things not posted here, including alternate shots of sites.

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Loew’s Kings Theatre- Brooklyn

This is a teaser post featuring a few shots over the past couple years from the Loew’s Kings movie palace, located in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Two separate full posts, documenting both the theatre itself as well as the mezzanine and lobby spaces will  be coming in the next few days. The theatre is currently in the process of being renovated back into a performing arts space. Designed by Harold W. Rambusch and constructed by the Rapp Brothers in a french-inspired Baroque style, the Kings was one of the five Loew’s Wonder Theatres, constructed as flagship venues for the Loew’s company and only built in New York City metropolitan area. The Kings is the only of the five that remains vacant, though fortunately all five are still standing.

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Maryland State Sanatorium

Located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Maryland, the former Maryland State Sanatorium has in recent years become the Victor Cullen Youth Center, a juvenile detention facility that has been riddled with escapes and alleged abuse. The center repurposed the former tuberculosis hospital’s cottage plan to house juvenile offenders, though the Administration building remains empty. Filled with ample porches and windows overlooking the surrounding mountains, as this was thought to be curative for patients suffering from tuberculosis, even the roads up to the facility are impressively steep. The old stone buildings at the very peak of the range can be seen from the base in the surrounding town of Sabillasville.

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North Brother Island- Exteriors

One of the things I tend to focus on every time I go to North Brother Island in the East River is documenting the buildings throughout the seasons, as best I can. This has been evidenced in my previous posts on the island, though in this particular one I will be posting shots from the outside of all the structures on the island (except for the morgue, gantry and physical plant, as I’ve already made individual posts on these ). It really is amazing how over the last several decades, despite the Parks Department’s efforts, nature has slowly overtaken most of the remaining structures.

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Admiral’s Row / Officer’s Row

Admiral’s Row, also known as Officer’s Row, is located in the heart of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and currently faces a potentially imminent destruction. Former home to naval officers and their families, the Row consists of ten houses spread between six buildings. Additionally there is an old stable building, a greenhouse, tennis courts, a groundskeepers residence, and a plethora of other tiny ancillary buildings between the main houses and the orchard that used to grow out back.

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