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It is to be hoped that, lest legislative bodies and philanthropic communities, inspired by the assured success of this Binghamton experiment, should become prematurely engaged in this specialty of benevolent enterprise, the legal status of the inebriate may be clearly defined without loss of time. He is no longer to be coerced as a criminal or confined as a lunatic : once for all, that question has been settled, by those who have the matter most at heart, and have given it the most intelligent and anxious consideration ; it is, in fact, the foundation upon which the whole amiable structure has been erected.
I love this story and I’ve found so much pictures about the building on internet, I read for hours :o) thanks!!!
Waldo "Wally" Tomosky said:
It is an interesting place. It was even used for a backdrop on a movie that never caught on. The architect was quite famous and built a few other buildings around our area. He built one that is still standing in downtown Binghamton. It has a cast steel facade. When Binghamton was at it’s lowest point (yet possibly we have not reached it) the four story and very large building sold for only $57,000. It is now used for offices and, I believe, student housing. Thanks for following the blog.
Great story! Your blog is terrific. A ‘must read’ for me.
On another matter, there is another famous bushranger in Australia called Captain Thunderbolt. There is a book about it called ‘Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady’ which is well worth a read. It’s by Carol Baxter. I know you liked reading about Ned Kelly so I thought you might be interested in this book as it has lots of maps and copies of documents etc. You can actually visit his cave etc
cheers Judy 🙂
Waldo "Wally" Tomosky said:
Judy, Thank you for the tip on Captain Thunderbolt. I knew of him but nothing about him. I will see if I can find a copy of it. And thanks again for reading my posts. Wally