Kings Park Psychiatric Center - Building 93
A Brief History: Building 93 is the tallest of all the buildings on the Kings Park Psychiatric Center property. It sits about 13 stories high. This building was originally constructed in the 1930’s and was opened for use in 1939. The architectural style of the building is neoclassical. Building 93 was constructed because of overcrowding on the property. Its main purpose was to house patients and to offer drug treatment. It housed geriatric patients as well as physically ill patients. The less mobile patients were housed on the upper floors of the building and the more active patients were housed on the lower floors. The lower floors gave the more active patients room to walk around and provided them with day rooms to socialize in. The building was designed to allow large amounts of light into these day rooms. When patients acted out they were susceptible to either electro shock therapy or hydro therapy depending on the situation. Around the 1970’s the building began to close. First the upper floors were closed and slowly every floor was closed until 1996 when the building became completely abandoned. Although still abandoned today the building is surrounded by a tall fence to deter anyone from trying to enter it. Building 93 is the most recognizable building on the property due to its overwhelming size. Due to its popularity it is the most entered and vandalized building. In addition to graffiti, three fires that occurred between 2015 and 2016 caused interior destruction. The basement of this building has a sub-basement that connects a labyrinth of steam tunnels across the property.
Haunted History: Some paranormal claims for Building 93 include hearing screams from the street and from residential areas. Other claims include hearing unexplained noises within the building as well seeing shadow people and apparitions. Many people have also claimed to hear loud bangs or objects moving in the building.