CSH: Memories

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

 

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 The act of the Kentucky General Assembly establishing the Fourth Kentucky Lunatic Asylum. – April 21, 1873
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Cover letter to the first annual report for the Asylum to the Governor of Kentucky. – November 28, 1873.
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Letterhead from the Asylum. – 1880.
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A colorized version of the 1884 photograph of the asylum. Courtesy of our webmaster, Shawn.
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Original architectural drawing of what would later be named the Pusey Bldg. – Circa 1896.
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Postcard from Central State. – Circa 1920’s.
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A letter from Asst. Superintendent C.B. Dunn to Dr. Edward Davenport of Eastern State Hospital. – 1925
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Letter to Central State superintendent Dr. J. Ernest Fox, from the superintendent of Eastern State concerning an incoming transfer patient. – 1931
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Letter from Superintendent W.A. Quinn to Dr. Elijah Maggard of Eastern State, who would succeed Quinn as Central States Superintendent later that year. – 1933
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An issue of the Lakeland Echo, an in-house publication written by the patients at Central State. – December 1943
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Another colorized photo of Central State courtesy of our Webmaster Shawn, The Administration building. – Circa 1953.
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Newspaper advertisement for 1988 auction. *
1988 Patient quilt
Quilt crafted by Central patients in an art therapy class. – 1988
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Memorial brick from the old administration building. Celebrating Central States 125th anniversary in 1998.
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A view of the western first floor of the Oaklawn building (Amusement Hall) from it’s opening in 1903 and right before it was demolished in 1997.
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The stain glass portrait of Jesus in the Auditorium from 1940, and the portrait in 2005. It was removed prior to demolition.
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A view of the Auditorium in the Oaklawn building (Amusement Hall) from a 1940 concert and from 1997 before demolition.
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Dedication plaque for Dr. Edward Colman Frank Library. – 2005
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Example of restraints and straight jacket once used at Central State. – 2005
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The new Gymnasium during construction in 1963 and in 2005.
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Comparison photos of the front lawn facing Lakeland Road from 1913 and 2016.

 

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Comparison of the location for the African-American wards. 1921 to 2017.
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Comparison of the location for the Amusement Building. 1902 and 2017.

– Contributed by Jay Gravatte

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