Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane

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Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane
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Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane is located in New York
Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane
Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane is located in the US
Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane
Location Willard, New York
Coordinates 42°40′45″N 76°52′46″W / 42.67917°N 76.87944°W / 42.67917; -76.87944Coordinates: 42°40′45″N 76°52′46″W / 42.67917°N 76.87944°W / 42.67917; -76.87944
Built 1869
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Second Empire
NRHP reference # 75001229[1]
Added to NRHP March 7, 1975

The Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane is a former state hospital in Willard, New York, near Seneca Lake. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

The Willard drug treatment center was opened in 1995 on the campus of the former Willard Psychiatric State Hospital, a facility for mental patients.

In 1995, some 400 suitcases that were brought in by the patients were discovered in an asylum attic.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Oatman-Stanford, Hunter (November 5, 2012). "Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients". collectorsweekly. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Davies, Lucy (February 12, 2013). "Emotional baggage: the secret lives hidden in 500 suitcases". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 

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