Danvers State Hospital

Danvers State Hospital the true story

There is a lunatic asylum in Danvers, Massachusetts, also known as The Danvers State Hospital. As a psychiatric hospital founded in 1874, it opened its doors in 1878. Danvers State Hospital was built on many acres, meant to be autonomous and isolated from its surroundings. Despite the high cost of the building, the mega-hospital cost approximately $1.5 million US dollars. The original layout consisted of two main center buildings used to house the administrative wing of the hospital, along with four outward wings on each side of the administration block. The laundry, chapel, kitchen and living spaces(dormitories) for the attendants …

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