Walked over to the grounds of the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital this afternoon. Still operating in a 1960's facility up by King Street, the original Victoria facility - built in 1859 to 1870 and called the Rockwood Lunatic Asylum - is still there a few hundred yards nearer Lake Ontario. Some early history here. It is one of the largest of the City's Victorian public institutional sites but - compared to Fort Henry, Queens University, the Martellos, City Hall or Royal Military College - quite hidden on a large estate, the grounds of which are maintained as a public park.
Out front of the centre block of the Hospital, there is this oval fountain from 1895. I wonder which one of the brethren deserved the honour of having the basin named after him or her?
Below, the wall of windows is pretty ominous.
Below is the view from the lake-side walking path of the back of the same buildings set in the lawns.