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Central Islip in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

State Hospital

 
 
State Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2018
1. State Hospital Marker
Inscription.  
Opened in 1889. Grew from
40 Patients to 10,000 by
1954. Inc. nursing school,
farm, power & train depots.
Closed October 10, 1996
 
Erected by Historical Landmark Preservation Committee.
 
Location. 40° 45.853′ N, 73° 11.793′ W. Marker is in Central Islip, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Carleton Avenue and Courthouse Drive on Carleton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Central Islip NY 11722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named State Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away); Islip Airport (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brookville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Islip Manor (approx. 1.9 miles away); Islip Depot (approx. 2.1 miles away); Methodist (approx. 2.1 miles away); Great River Depot (approx. 2.2 miles away); Brookwood Hall (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central Islip.
 
More about this marker. Note that there is an identical marker 1.2 miles to the north of this one, also on Carleton Avenue.
 
Also see . . .  Central Islip Psychiatric Center (Wikipedia). "The Central Islip Psychiatric
State Hospital Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2018
2. State Hospital Marker - wide view
Center was a psychiatric hospital in Central Islip, New York, USA from 1889 until 1996....The center was one of the four major hospital "farms" in central Long Island to house the sick from New York City; the others were Kings Park, Pilgrim State Hospital, and Edgewood State Hospital. In 1955 it housed 10,000 patients, making it the USA's second biggest psychiatric hospital to Pilgrim State Hospital, which was the largest psychiatric institution ever to exist in the United States." (Submitted on August 4, 2018.) 
 
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<i>Central Islip State Hospital, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc. New York office (Photo courtesy of New York State Archives), October 29, 1951
3. Central Islip State Hospital, N.Y.
"View of the Central Islip State Hospital, a psychiatric facility, at Central Islip in Islip, Suffolk County on Long Island."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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