SETAUKET, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK: SIMPLY REVOLUTIONARY

Inspired by my recent viewing of AMC’s “TURN,” about the Culper Spy Ring (for George Washington), I wanted to visit some of the remnants of that extraordinary time when the bravest of souls fought tirelessly for our ultimate freedom from British rule:

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The Brewster House. Caleb Brewster is an American hero and he lived in this home. It was originally built in 1655!
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This is the gravesite of Abraham “Abe” Woodhull, a friend of Washington’s, and arguably the greatest spy in the Culper Ring. This is located on the grounds of the Setauket Presbyterian Church.
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Setauket Presbyterian Church. Built in 1674. After Washington lost the Battle of Long Island in Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, the British took over all of Long Island and they made this church their garrison. 
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Caroline Church. Built in 1729.

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10nov17. Long Island, New York.

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LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK: (ABANDONED) KINGS PARK PSYCHIATRIC CENTER

Originally named Kings County Asylum, it operated for 111 years (1885-1996.) When the state took it over, the name changed. For its time, it was considered quite ‘forward-thinking’ and it was a type of farming colony, allowing patients to tend the land and grow food, as a form of therapy and relaxation. There were over 100 buildings on the grounds at one point and employees of the center lived there as well. 

Rumors and legends now claim that this abandoned asylum is also haunted with the souls of patients past; especially its most infamous structure, Building 93, a 13-story building used to house the asylum’s residents.  For more information on this famous psych hospital:https://abandonednyc.com/2014/06/17/kings-park-psychiatric-centers-building-93/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Park_Psychiatric_Center

I visited the abandoned site with a friend on Sunday March 26, 2017 and took as many pictures  as I could:

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Building 93 ~ does it look like it could possibly be haunted? 

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LONG ISLAND IMAGES: STARTS WITH A BARN, ENDS WITH A DECREPIT DRIVE-IN SIGN

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” ― Alexis de TocquevilleImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

6JUL13. Long Island, NY.

LONG ISLAND IMAGES: BEGINS WITH A TRACTOR, ENDS WITH A TRACTOR

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“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”
Oscar Wilde

6JUL13. North Fork, Long Island, NY

LONG ISLAND IMAGES: NORTH FORK (SOUTHOLD)

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Southold was established in 1640. Above pictured are Hortons Point Lighthouse, est. 1857, and still active…St. Patrick’s Church…a Union Soldier memorial…and a good ‘ol dose of Americana.

6JUL13. Long Island, NY.