JeffS4653

JeffS4653

Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on June 21, 2013



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Letchworth Village
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Powerhouse

Powerhouse
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.

Our tour begins with the outside of the complex. This was the boiler room. Inside the remains of three large steam boilers and their associated support equipment sit in silent display, rusting away with the years.

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