Dammasch State Hospital

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Dammasch State Hospital
Mt. Hood over Dammasch site - Oregon.JPG
Site in 2009
LocationWilsonville, Clackamas County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates45°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
TypePsychiatric hospital
ListsHospitals in Oregon

Dammasch State Hospital was a mental hospital, asylum, and educational center located in Wilsonville, Oregon, United States. Named for Dr. Ferdinand H. Dammasch, the hospital 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. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. 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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