Welcome to PreservationWorks. We are a national 501(c)3 non profit organization, advocating for the preservation and adaptive reuse of Kirkbride Asylums. We support local, grassroots efforts as well as provide education on the history of these unique buildings and how they affected their local communities, their patients, architecture, and the state of mental healthcare. If you have great ideas, we want to hear them! If you have a local Kirkbride you want to help and are not sure where to start, please feel free to reach out. Thanks for visiting us.
Lisa Marie Blohm
PreservationWorks is an advocacy network committed to the preservation and adaptive reuse of the few remaining Kirkbride asylum buildings across the USA. Restoration of these irreplaceable buildings is commonsense and achievable, supporting economic and cultural growth in the communities they have proudly served. #PreservationWorks offers a central hub for data- and resource-sharing among groups committed to preserving their local Kirkbride.