Lawrence Frick State Hospital
|Lawrence Frick State Hospital|
|Location||Cresson, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Hospital type||State Mental Health Hospital|
|Lists||Hospitals in Pennsylvania|
|Other links||Pennsylvania State Hospitals|
Cresson Tuberculosis Sanatorium (1916–1964)
The facility  was used at first as a treatment center for tuberculosis patients as the mountain air was supposedly good for treatment. Construction on the facility started in 1912 and took four years to complete. The land on which this facility sat was donated by steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie.
Current Day and Preservation (1987-Present)
- The graves of deceased patients has been turned into a memorial outside the facility by then-Pennsylvania First Lady, Ginny Thornburgh. The memorial is maintained by DOC Maintenance Employees and inmates at the facility.
- The facility re-opened in 1987 as State Correctional Institution – Cresson and operated as such until 2013.
- Asylum Projects.org - Lawrence Frick State Hospital(Retrieved:5/6/2011)