Arkansas State Hospital

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Arkansas State Hospital
Arkansas State Hospital, 1891.jpg
Original Arkansas State Hospital building, 1891
Location305 South Palm Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Coordinates34°45′03″N 92°19′27″W / 34.7507°N 92.3243°W / 34.7507; -92.3243Coordinates: 34°45′03″N 92°19′27″W / 34.7507°N 92.3243°W / 34.7507; -92.3243
Care systemPublic

Arkansas State Hospital, originally known as Arkansas Lunatic Asylum,[1] is the sole public psychiatric hospital in the state of Arkansas, and is located in the city of Little Rock. It was established in 1883 and as of 2017, it is still active. Its main focus is on acute care rather than chronic illness. [2] The building was constructed in the Kirkbride design. The original Kirkbride building was demolished in the 1960s.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Arkansas State Hospital". Kirkbride Buildings. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Arkansas State Hospital". Department of Human Services: Arkansas. Retrieved May 10, 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Yanni, Carla (2007). The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States. Minnesota University Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-4940-2.