Massachusetts Mental Health Center

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Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Boston Psychopathic Hospital.jpg
Boston Psychopathic Hospital, 1922
Massachusetts Mental Health Center is located in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′8″N 71°6′35″W / 42.33556°N 71.10972°W / 42.33556; -71.10972Coordinates: 42°20′8″N 71°6′35″W / 42.33556°N 71.10972°W / 42.33556; -71.10972
Built 1912
Architect Kendall, Taylor & Co.
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body State
MPS Massachusetts State Hospitals And State Schools MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP January 21, 1994

The Massachusetts Mental Health Center was a historic psychiatric hospital complex at 74 Fenwood Road in the Longwood medical area of Boston, Massachusetts.

The center was founded in 1912 as the Boston Psychopathic Hospital. Its original main building and power plant were built that year, with additions in later decades including a therapeutic wing (1954) and research building (1957). The entire property was surrounded by an iron picket fence. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, representing one of the nation's oldest psychiatric hospitals.[2] In 2009 the center's historic campus was acquired by Partners HealthCare and demolished the following year. The center continues to operate in modern facilities at 75 Fenwood Road.

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  1. ^ Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Massachusetts Mental Health Center". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-10-30.