JeffS4653

JeffS4653

Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on June 21, 2013


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Letchworth Village was a "residential institution" located in Rockland County, NY, built for the physically and mentally disabled of all ages from the newborn to the elderly. It opened in the early 1900s on a campus of over 2300 acres and dozens of buildings. A self contained community of over four square miles, the complex contained a central powerhouse for the generation of heat (there is no evidence that they generated their own electricity). The powerhouse, originally coal fired, included a mile long railroad spur for the delivery of coal. At sometime the facility was converted to fuel oil and more modern equipment installed. Today the facility essentially looks like someone turned off all the power and walked away.

The complex contains a boiler room (at the far end), coal storage, shops, offices, pumps, tanks, and various other items associated with a physical plant of this size.

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