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Greystone Park – One Last Look

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  • One of the outer wards of the Kirbride building at Greystone
  • Slowly turning green in the summer humidity.
  • Table saw in basement of center section
  • Wards in wing of the main building.
  • Grafitti in the center section
  • On the window in Ward 40
  • Hall in the center section of the main building.
  • Staircase down to the exercise yard from Guthrie's "Wardy Forty"
  • Main entrance after marble columns stripped off.
  • The dome of the man building.
  • What's left of the north wing that contained "Wardy Forty." It was all down in less than a week.
  • Exterior "greystone" removed before the remaining walls are knocked down. With no rebar, they come down quickly.
  • Exercise yard outside "Wardy Forty."
  • The chapel, stripped of its stained glass and ornate wood trim.
  • "Please don't tear Greystone down" graffiti scrawled on the walls of the main building.
  • Top of the stairs to "Wardy Forty."
  • Wall in "Wardy Forty."
  • Electrical outlet, added after the building was constructed, which was 1875.
  • Basement window in the center section.
  • Wall painting in the basement of the center section.
  • Wall painting in center section of main building
  • Wall painting in "Wardy Forty." Much deteriorated since I'd last seen it 10 years earlier, when you could make out a buffalo hunt.
  • Wall painting in "Wardy Forty." Much deteriorated since I'd last seen it 10 years earlier. It is a reproduction of John Steuart Curry's "Tornado over Kansas."
  • Day room outside "Wardy Forty."
  • Hall, north wing of the Main Building
  • Deteriorating ward.
  • Room where ward reports were once stored.
  • Collapsing ceiling in ward 40.
  • Door inside ward 40.
  • Looking into the north wing.
  • Remaining section of the north wing, which was gone within a week.
  • Exterior of "Wardy Forty"
  • Interior detail, "Wardy Forty"
  • Doors, "Wardy Forty"
  • Doors, "Wardy Forty"
  • Corridor end, "Wardy Forty"
  • Wall, "Wardy Forty"
  • Doors, "Wardy Forty"
  • North wing
  • Wall, "Wardy Forty"
  • Demoliton machinery in exercise yard of north wing
My final trip to Woody Guthrie's "Wardy Forty," just one week ahead of the wrecking ball. Continue reading