Archive for April 21, 2012

Staten Island Part 3

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2012 by Pat Regan

Here I go again. Back to Staten Island. It’s my favorite new playground. After reading more about the old farm colony I visited during my last journey over here, I found out that there is more to see across Brielle Avenue. Sea View Hospital has many old buildings sitting vacant. Some I knew about and confirmed using satellite photos, but below is one of many buildings which are hidden under the canopy. These were open air pavilions for people with tuberculosis.

The first buildings I went to were built between 1909 and 1911. The complex was the largest tuberculosis treatment center in the country.

This next group of photos are from the children’s hospital. A tuberculosis hospital for children. The children’s hospital was built between 1935 and 1937.

I quote a fellow blogger:
“By the 1960′s the medical staff at Sea view was discovering new medicine, they invented something called isoniazids, this was a treatment for TB. With the new medicine the demand for TB beds went down drastically and therefore Sea View in a way put itself out of business.”

Besides being the name of my dad’s dog as a child, Rusty is the concentration of the following shots. I returned to the Farm Colony in Staten Island last week. This time I focused on the rusty bits.

And a few other farm shots.