Dammasch State Hospital

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Dammasch State Hospital
Dammasch State Hospital site 2008.JPG
Site in 2008
Geography
Location Wilsonville, Clackamas County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°18′44″N 122°47′39″W / 45.3121°N 122.7943°W / 45.3121; -122.7943Coordinates: 45°18′44″N 122°47′39″W / 45.3121°N 122.7943°W / 45.3121; -122.7943
Organization
Hospital type Psychiatric hospital
History
Founded 1961
Closed 1995
Links
Lists Hospitals in Oregon

Dammasch State Hospital was a mental hospital, asylum, and educational center located in Wilsonville, Oregon, United States. It opened in 1961 and closed in 1995. After its closure, the former site was embroiled in local controversy as it was a proposed location for a women's prison,[1] which angered local residents as the site is less than a mile from residential neighborhoods. The Dammasch building was demolished, and the Villebois housing development occupies its former site.[2]

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  1. ^ Wentz, Patty (July 29, 1998). "Jails of our Lives". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  2. ^ Zezima, Katie (January 15, 2006). "NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Abandoned Hospitals For the Mentally Ill Morph Into Housing". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

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