What do you consider to be unique about your specific building compared to other Kirkbrides? The Athens Asylum, now called The Ridges, contains over 40 facilities. The Ridges is closely located to and is part of the University campus that is organized as greens, with the components featuring the buildings designated as The Ridges Green.
Kirkbride Plan Hospitals for the insane, like all asylums, have complex and difficult histories. Embracing those histories, at a local community level and at a broader human scale, is critical to preserving these remarkable structures and finding new meaningful lives for their continued and sustainable use. Erasure of these immense three-dimensional historical documents and the
Below is Part 2 of 2 mini-reports on my recent visit to Oregon State Hospital, the oldest remaining State building in Oregon, and one of the few remaining Kirkbride Hospitals west of the Mississippi. [Part 2 of 2: posted to FB July 25, 2016] Prior to visiting OSH, I conveyed to preservationist Hazel Patton my
Below is Part 1 of 2 mini-reports on my recent visit to Oregon State Hospital, the oldest remaining State building in Oregon and one of the few remaining Kirkbrides west of the Mississippi. [Part 1 of 2: posted to FB May 29, 2016] Just 2 weeks ago I visited Oregon State Hospital, in Salem, OR,
***JUST ANNOUNCED***our annual PreservationWorks abandoned asylum benefit tour has been scheduled for June 17 at the Traverse City State hospital in Traverse City Michigan. $100 gets you on a 4.5 hour self guided tour led by PreservationWorks through ALL the unrenovated patient buildings at Traverse City. We had a great turn out last year and