Dammasch State Hospital
|Dammasch State Hospital|
Site in 2009
|Location||Wilsonville, Clackamas County, Oregon, United States|
|Hospital type||Psychiatric hospital|
|Lists||Hospitals 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, 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.
- Living Enrichment Center was contiguous to the hospital site and part of the larger development planning area.
- Wentz, Patty (July 29, 1998). "Jails of our Lives". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- 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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- Smith Eliot's images of Dammasch State Hospital
- Slide show of Dammasch pictures from the Oregon State Archives
- A Dammasch State Hospital tribute website with a collection of images, videos and stories
- John Kloepper's images of Dammasch State Hospital
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