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WELCOME

Welcome to PreservationWorks, the national advocacy for Kirkbride asylums. PreservationWorks is a national network of asylum preservationists from all different walks of life, and from all areas of the country. We are as diverse as the buildings we hope to save – and as diverse as these buildings are, they served a common purpose, and so do we. We are a strong collective, but not as strong as we would be with your input. If you are like us, or would like to be part of this movement, feel free to drop us a line, and again welcome!!

 

Christian J. VanAntwerpen

President and Founder

PreservationWorks

OUR MISSION

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.

THE BUILDINGS

Traverse City State Hospital

Traverse City, MI Constructed: 1883-1885 Closed: 1989 Architect: Gordon W. Lloyd Status: Preserved and Reused Website: www.thevillagetc.com NRHP: Listed

Richardson Olmsted Complex (Buffalo State Hospital)

Buffalo, NY Constructed: 1871-1895 Closed: (Kirkbride)1970’s Architect: Henry Hobson Richardson Status: Preserved and partially redeveloped Website: www.richardson-olmsted.com NRHP: Listed

Hudson River State Hospital

Poughkeepsie, NY Constructed: 1868-1895 Closed: 2012 Architect: Frederick Clarke Withers Status: Closed and awaiting reuse NRHP: Listed

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Greystone Park Morris Plains, NJ Constructed: 1872-1876 CLosed: (Kirkbride) 2008 Architect: Samuel Sloan Status: Demolished 2015 Website: www.preservegreystone.org NRHP: Not Listed

Fergus Falls State Hospital

Fergus Falls, MN Constructed: 1888-1907 Closed: 2007 Architect: Warren B Dunnell Status: Closed and awaiting reuse NRHP: Listed

Athens Kirkbride

Athens, OH Constructed: 1868-1874 Closed: 1993 Architect: Levi T. Scofield Status: Closed and awaiting reuse NHRP: Listed