CSH: Memories

A visual look into the history of Central State Hospital. This album contains letters, photographs and mementos. 

Cover letter of the first annual report of the asylum (1873) to the Governor of Kentucky.
1880 Letterhead from the Asylum.
A colorized version of the 1884 photograph of the asylum. Courtesy of our webmaster, Shawn.
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Architectural drawing of what would later be named the Pusey Bldg. C. 1896.
1920s Postcard from Central State.
1925 letter from Asst. Superintendent C.B. Dunn to Dr. Edward Davenport of Eastern State Hospital.
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Letter to Central State superintendent Dr. J. Ernest Fox, from the superintendent of Eastern State concerning an incoming transfer patient.
Letter from Superintendent W.A. Quinn to Dr. Elijah Maggard of Eastern State, who would succeed Quinn as Central States Superintendent later that year.
December 1943 issue of the Lakeland Echo, an in-house publication written by the patients at Central State.
Another colorized photo of Central State courtesy of our Webmaster Shawn, The Administration building c. 1953.
1988 Patient quilt
Quilt crafted by Central patients in an art therapy class. – 1988


Memorial brick from the old administration building. Celebrating Central States 125th anniversary in 1998.
Stained glass window of Jesus that once was located in the recreation building. It was removed during the demolition and was later housed in the gymnasium as of 2005.
Comparison photos of the front lawn facing Lakeland Road from 1913 and 2016.


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