The no-longer-extant Central Islip State Hospital “was the largest psychiatric institution ever to exist in the United States.” Two WPA projects at the hospital involved the following:
1. “Painting brick walls of various buildings of [the] institution, $23,557.”
2. “Removal of old wood floors and installation of tile floors at [the] institution, $9,755.46.”
"$52,000 WPA Job For State Hospitals"; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Friday, November 22, 1935 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Islip_Psychiatric_Center
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 18, 2014.
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