CSH: Memories

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

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Cover letter of the first annual report of the asylum (1873) to the Governor of Kentucky.
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1880 Letterhead from the Asylum.
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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.
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1920s Postcard from Central State.
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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.
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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.
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December 1943 issue of the Lakeland Echo, an in-house publication written by the patients at Central State.
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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

 

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Memorial brick from the old administration building. Celebrating Central States 125th anniversary in 1998.
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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.
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Comparison photos of the front lawn facing Lakeland Road from 1913 and 2016.

 

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