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#319313 - 01/18/10 07:02 PM Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's
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Between 1960-1973. The county had a children's shelter on the grounds of the SOHO Geriatric Center. It opened sometime in the 50's and closed in 1981.
It had more than one name over time, EC Emergency Children's Shelter, EC Center for Abused and Abandoned Children are two I know of.
I am looking to connect with others who were there, hopefully when I was, from say 63-67. Even if it was before or after I'd like to talk as I've not been able to talk about it with anyone who was there, and exchange remembrences.
I endured most of the abuse I talk about while I was there.

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#329616 - 04/24/10 04:21 PM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: kidneythis]
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No one even nearby huh?

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#333199 - 06/07/10 02:46 PM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: kidneythis]
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The place is in Belleville. The Hospital is now the Garden State Cancer Center or Treatment Center.
Anyone? Did you work there or know someone who did?

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#336412 - 07/20/10 12:02 PM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: kidneythis]
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The buildings out back of the Hospital itself where the Shelter officially was have been demolished and condo's have been built but two of the large buildings along Carpenter Street are still there.
This hospital was used in "A beautiful Mind" as the mental hospital. That front entrance is the place that was the first memory that my life had always started from until I began to remember what took place inside and on the grounds of that place.

Is anyone here who know's this place yet?

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#336414 - 07/20/10 12:10 PM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: kidneythis]
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I feel for you kidneythis...I hope you find someone.
I reconnected with my cousin this past year and it is so affirming just to know someone else gets the reality of what happend to you in that place and time.

hang in there.... it takes time.

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#336442 - 07/21/10 12:23 AM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: kidneythis]
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Originally Posted By: kidneythis
This hospital was used in "A beautiful Mind" as the mental hospital.


I saw that movie. What a desolate looking place.

Allen





Edited by pufferfish (07/21/10 03:14 PM)

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#336464 - 07/21/10 10:28 AM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: pufferfish]
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Hi Allen,
I've made a photo I found of the front of the hospital into my avatar.
Those trees weren't there when I was.

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#336465 - 07/21/10 10:37 AM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: kidneythis]
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Let me try this again as the avatar wasn't showing then it did when I sent a pm.

EDIT: Nope nuttin I can see. PM me if you want to see a pic of the hospital I guess. It shows up as my avatar when I pm.



Edited by kidneythis (07/21/10 10:44 AM)
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#336472 - 07/21/10 11:34 AM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: kidneythis]
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kidneythis,

I'm very sorry you were treated so badly and sent to that place.

Allen

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Edited by pufferfish (07/21/10 03:13 PM)

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#336477 - 07/21/10 12:20 PM Re: Were you in Essex County, NJ as a child in 1960's [Re: pufferfish]
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Allen,
That hospital was built as a Tuberculosis Isolation Hospital. When I was in the Shelter which was out back in the old Nurses quarters and separate from the hospital by a good distance it was the County Geriatric Hospital and on the upper floors there was a ward for mentally challenged children. 4th floor I think.

Thanks,
KT

PS I never saw the movie A Beautiful Mind, I got that reference to it being used on a website about old buildings



Edited by kidneythis (07/22/10 12:11 PM)
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