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 United States
Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane
LocationWillard, New York
Coordinates42°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
Built1869
ArchitectGeorge Rowley
Architectural styleSecond Empire
NRHP reference #75001229[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  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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