Old Marcy Insane Asylum
john morrison

United States

#67 May 25, 2011
most modern asylums don't look like the old ones did. you may have drivin by one and not even known it. some time thay may look like an office park. they don't use bars on the windows anymore. cause the windows don't open. the buildings are air conditioned. the windows are high inpact glass. they also use fancy names like psyhatrice center. mental health center. behaviour health center. gone of the days of the giant castle like structures. some times known as kirkbride buildings. some times the older buildings are better. some well known priviet hospitals use the old kirkbrides. places like the brattlebaro retreat and the new york hospital in white plaines and shapperds pratt in balitmore. an older building can be more home like then a modern one can
john morrison

United States

#68 May 25, 2011
marcy state hospital didn't have any kirkbride buildings on its campus. but its older buildings wasn't as astore or as cold as its newer buildings
ware. E F G and B buildings ware more industrial looking and prison like structures. B building was dark and cold looking. the old buildings had huge
porches on them with high ceillings and huge windows. crane hill school was a colonia style building unfortunately its porches ware closed in.it would have been nice if it had porches on it.
A C and D buildings had huge porches on them
john morrison

United States

#69 May 25, 2011
new york state has a few old kirkbride styl asylums. they boffilow state hospital. hudson river state hospital. and one building of gowanda state hospital was a kirkbride. willard state hospital had 2 mini kirkbrides and the main kirkbride known as chapon house over looking seneca lake. look on historic asylums at asylum projects.com
Stavv

Syracuse, NY

#70 May 25, 2011
They let them all lose and they live in Rome now and are on the RPD.
John morrison

United States

#71 Jun 6, 2011
the two story building on river rd east of the marcy correctional facility was the marcy state hospital or asylum farm colony building. its older then the main campus was. it originly was part of utica state hospital. it was built in the erly 1900s
the marcy main campus was built in the 1920s
the oldest campus building is old A BUILDING
the first building at the end of the long front drive
of what is now known as midstate correctional
facility. and the big 6 story twin tower that is now
known as CENTRAL NEW YORK PSYCHATRICE CTR
used to be MARCY STATE HOSPITALS medical and
surgal building commonly known as B BUILDING
all the buildings you see there used to be one
institution. the whole campus used to be
MARCY STATE HOSPITAL from 1923 to 1991
over 80 years of a HISTORY of MISERY
John morrison

United States

#72 Jun 6, 2011
the crest wood gulf corse was part of marcy state
hospital. I know. I used be a caddy. I used to walk across from CRANE HILL SCHOOL to caddy for the
doctors. I spent 7 years there as a child at
THE MARCY ASYLUM and or HOSPITAL. I didn't
know its real title then. but I knew that hospital
wast its real title. I never accepted it as a place of
healing. it was a place of punishment. I always used to call it the MARCY JAIL. the teachers say I
put a curse on it. so now thats what it is a JAIL
a STATE PRISON. boy how ironic.
from an ASYLUM to a PRISON
John morrison

United States

#73 Jun 6, 2011
I think that MARCY STATE HOSPITAL and outher
STATE ASYLUM CAMPUSES should be turned in to
MEMOIAL PARKS so we never forget the pain
our sociaty has inflicted on the less forchinet
just like AUSHWITS CONSITRATION CAMP
in poland. as victems of these midevile places
WE SHELL NEVER FORGET. the old institutions
may be gone. but our sociaty still prays on the
weak and less forchinet. thru our economic system. a price gauging and praditory and cannablistic system that we have. hance the real reason that they closed the big ASYLUMS. it wast to make life better. it was to save money. senior citizens your next to be chuck to the curb. they could have inproved the quality of life at the state asylums. our country is going to distroy it self
bullocks

Utica, NY

#74 Jun 7, 2011
so the ghosts are retarded? that's all i've gathered from this. oh and that judging by john morrisons ramblings the crane hill school didn't teach english
bullocks

Utica, NY

#75 Jun 7, 2011
johnny you seriously mispelled about 140 words my brother
John morrison

United States

#76 Jun 7, 2011
we all love to hate state hospitals. why because of what happened at maney of them. but do you ever wonder why there campuses look like parks
thats because when a lot of them were built they
were supposed to be places of healing and comfert. even in the old days. but over crowding and buget cuts took there toll on these places
the term ASYLUM means a place of safe keeping
not all ASYLUMS have a bad history. some of the better ones include places like the brattlebaro retreat and the bloomingdale asylum (new york hospital) in white plaines and shepperds prett in balitmore md .envirement is a mager part of mental health treatment. maney modren mental hospitals are to genoric and industral looking
they look like a box. they make you feel like an animal in a cage. check out the new childrens unit at hutchings psy center in syracuse it has a fance
25 to 30 ft high. It looks like the raptor exibit in
JURASSIC PARK . in contras CRANE HILL SCHOOL
had a nice play ground with a wooded area
bullocks

Utica, NY

#77 Jun 7, 2011
Even lunatics make Spielberg Referrences... The dude is a legend.
John morrison

United States

#78 Jun 7, 2011
to bullocks. yes im not a good speller. but after that expearance. I managed to hold a job for 30 years as a factory worker. im retired now. yes I have educational issues. that was one reason I was there. but I had a good life. and I have no criminal or drug or alchol issues. just some physical issues. im 58 years old. With bad eyes and a tiny key board and a small scheen. thank you for pointing out my mistakes
is it you

Brooklyn, NY

#79 Jun 7, 2011
turd wrote:
i raped a girl in there
Chris Michik?
John morrison

United States

#80 Jun 7, 2011
when I was at CRANE HILL SCHOOL iv discovered that the MARCY ASYLUM had a steam tunnel system. I used to like to explore the tunnels.
unforchinetly CRANE HILL had a sapirate tunnel that wasnt connected to the main system. but I
knew were all the tunnel were. cause the snow would mult ware they were. the tunnel from the
former CRANE HILL SCHOOL building now know
as building 27 of midstate correctional facility
runs down the hill. it goes under the new S BLOCK
building (SHU) it takes a turn east and goes under
the fire department door. most of the tunnels were just utility tunnels locked up and off limits
to everybody accept maintenance staff. but there
was also some larger general passage tunnels
that ran between E F and G buildings and west
kitchen and to C building. I know ware all the tunnels of marcy are located on the campus
they used to call me the TUNNEL RAT
john morrison

United States

#81 Jun 8, 2011
did you know that the 3 former mental institutions in the utica rome area formed a triangle. Just look on a map at there locations.
rome state school was the lower left corner. and
utica state hospital was the lower right corner. and marcy state hospital was the top of the
triangle. hance. upstate new yorks version of the
devils triangle. ware peaple used to disappear.
john morrison

United States

#82 Jun 8, 2011
I remember one night in CRANE HILL SCHOOL
dring a thunder storm. the lights went out
lighting all around flashing. it was like a Sean in
THE HOUSE ON HOUNTED HILL .boy it was creepy
there is nouthing like being in an ASYLUM dring a
thunder storm. and did you know that the name
CRANE HILL was picked from a head stone in a nearby cemetery. boy how creepy is that. yes
CRANE HILL SCHOOL was the cemetery for the
Living. to be traped in an ASYLUM is a
living death

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#83 Jun 9, 2011
curious wrote:
will someone tell me the story about star hill? thanks :)
I remember scary stuff at star hill, tell!!!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#84 Jun 9, 2011
luvhatas wrote:
uh ya its def possible they broke in there, it happens all the time. ive broken in there and my friends broke in last week. they shut the place down 30 years ago after all the patients took over. it was an insane asylum, not a prison, so "you liar" should get your facts straight first before you post. they used that place for the criminally insane, they tortured the patients there and killed some of them too. devil worshipers ended up breaking in a few years after it closed down. now its just an empty haunted building. pretty fuckin scary in there, but alot of the fear is mental, just knowing what happened in there. you cant find ANY info at all about the place on the internet, almost like it never excisted.... weird.
It's a prison and my brother is a CO there!!
bullocks

Utica, NY

#85 Jun 12, 2011
John morrison wrote:
to bullocks. yes im not a good speller. but after that expearance. I managed to hold a job for 30 years as a factory worker. im retired now. yes I have educational issues. that was one reason I was there. but I had a good life. and I have no criminal or drug or alchol issues. just some physical issues. im 58 years old. With bad eyes and a tiny key board and a small scheen. thank you for pointing out my mistakes
i'm sorry. you should be proud. not an ounce of sarcasm in that. you had the deck stacked against you and you made it. i'm sorry i was rude.
roman forever

Brooklyn, NY

#86 Jun 12, 2011
i've lived in rome all my life and have heard just about all of the above about marcy. see, around here all anyone has to say is "marcy" and you automatically think of the old state hospital. i just wanted to say that periodically i come on this site, and most of what i read is stupidity. i rarely respond to it.(this is my third time) to me this is one of the best i've seen; so much history from mr. morrison and a little dry humor from bullocks.( i didn't sense any sarcasm ). john morrison, have you considered writing a book about your childhood? i'd read it...

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