|8:50:56 PM - Mon, Feb 25th 2013
|Info on the "trinity" of hospitals|
|Hawthornden/Western Reserve/Northcoast Behavioral: Sort of like a trinity of hospitals. All different, all the same. Hawthornden and Western Reserve are gone, but a State of Ohio psychiatric hospital is still there in the name of Northcoast. MUCH smaller than it use to be. Cleveland Psych has closed, staff and patients have merged with us.
I’ve found quite a bit of information, but I’m still digging for more. I would really like to talk to any of you that worked at the hospital. I’m lacking information from the ‘60s-’80s. Contact me at email@example.com
“18.104.22.168” you must have worked in cottage 21? Lets talk.
“22.214.171.124” The first building was located where the McKee (4 story) building is today. Originally known as Cottage 1, it was redesignated Cottage 6 in the early ‘50s. Cottage 6 was demolished around 1970 (still working on a exact date) to make room for the new “Geri” building (renamed after Lawrence McKee in 1989.)
I worked maintenance for 18 years, (and after 11 years as a TPW am going to finish out this career in maintenance) so am very familiar with the tunnel system. The main purpose of the tunnels was to was to get the utilities; steam, water, electric, phone and now computer cables to all the buildings. While I have been working there staff has been discouraged/denied from using the tunnels. Just a small section of the once 1 ¼ mile of tunnel.