Columbus State Hospital

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Central Ohio Lunatic Asylum
Central Ohio Lunatic Asylum - cornerstone.jpg
Location Columbus, Ohio
NRHP reference # 86000851
Columbus State Hospital
Columbus State Hospital c. 1880.jpg
Aerial view of Columbus State Hospital, c. 1880
Location Columbus, Ohio, United States
Care system Public
Founded 1877
Closed 1980
Lists Hospitals in Ohio

Columbus State Hospital, also known as Ohio State Hospital for Insane, was a public psychiatric hospital in Columbus, Ohio, established in 1877.[1] The original hospital was constructed under the Kirkbride Plan.[2]


The original hospital building, known as the Lunatic Asylum of Ohio, was completed in 1838.[1] In 1868, a fire destroyed the asylum, and it was rebuilt in the Kirkbride style in 1877.[1] The hospital was closed in 1980, and demolished between 1991 and 1996.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Columbus State Hospital". Kirkbride Buildings. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Columbus State Hospital". Ohio State University Library. September 26, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 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.