It seemed like someone tried to haul this autoclave out of the basement, but it was a tad too heavy to get up the stairs. These machines used high pressure steam to sterilize medical equipment at the NYC Farm Colony - a place where poor families could live and work without being on the city streets. The facility was closed in 1975.
I was trying to dig all of my files out of an old external drive but the drive reformatted...maybe that is for the best. I have a lot of crap on those drives that bring up bad memories, now they will slowly fade away. All my real work is in blackbooks anyway, but the one thing I wished I could save were my pics at the farm colony. This book is all I have left. ....my damn nes/snes mod was on there as well though...dammit!
Richmond County, NY
The New York Farm Colony was built in 1898 as a self supporting community for the poor and otherwise social outcast. Over 2,000 residents would farm and produce the necessary crops to sustain themselves. The advent of social security and drugs like Thorazine allowed most of the Farm Colony’s able-bodied workers to live independently. After this the farm essentially became a geriatric center and was forced to be abandoned in 1975. ————————————————————
Abandonment was only the beginning of eerie occurrences at the Farm Colony. In the 70s many local children disappeared, seemingly out of thin air. One minute a child would be walking with his or her parent and the next moment they would be gone, only to be found buried in a swallow grave in the Farm Colony. Past patients have also been seen stumbling around the grounds and in the tunnels that connected buildings.
Took the fat head and some friends on an interesting walk👻 Bizarre how different the same place can feel years later, different weather, different mindset. Spooky for sure but fun for sureR😬When you spend your “off” hours doing the same stuff you do during “work” hours, it starts to feel like you’re getting the whole life thing right 😊 Thank you woods for letting us enjoy your ruins🙏🏻 #neverboredwithbella#grateful 💚