|3:53:21 AM - Sun, Jun 5th 2016
|Now It Makes Sense|
|I've always wondered why there were sidewalks, steps, curbs, a stone "patio" deep in the woods north of the buildings. The stone steps going down the ravine are still a puzzle. Due to the elevation of the area, I'm wondering if they led down to a pond, or creek whose course has been changed, running into the Menomonee River. The road up to the main building is still there, being used by the Ronald McDonald House. Until it's remodeling two years ago, the courtyard circle was and may still be there. The road to the west is still there, but it's being used present day by the power house on the west side of the road, and the present day water tower and closed food preparation building on the east side. The road on the far right, east of the fire station is still there and runs down to the paupers cemetery, across from the retention pond. North and west of this picture, the asylum cemetery is still there with a marker. It's in the small woods seen to the northwest when you get through the just north of this picture. You may all know this, but I thought I'd mention it if someone hasn't been there in a while. I take my dog through those woods almost every day.