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Location DB > United States > Massachusetts > Danvers > Danvers State Hospital
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Danvers State Hospital
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 Database Info
created by Mike Dijital on 7/31/2003 3:54 PM
last modified by Mike Dijital on 10/2/2015 1:20 AM
 Viewability
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 Overview
 Description
Was torn down in 2006. All that remains are a few small vestiges of the former campus (gazebo, stairway, etc) and the front outer walls of the Kirkbride administration building, a.k.a. "front center" as well as the walls of 2 wings.
An entirely new/modern structure was constructed inside of this remaining facade section, and the roof that caps it all is simplified. The basements were filled in. The interior design is very plain and does not mirror the styling of the original Kirkbride, so this was really not considered a preservatory project.

Land now occupied by an apartment/condominium community.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
450 Maple St.
Danvers, Massachusetts
United States
Owner: Avalon Bay communities
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Session 9 (a movie) was filmed there, as well as "Home Before Dark".

    Hospital perfected the pre-frontal lobotomy.

    Kirkbride style building present, this building was mothballed and reopened in stages several times throughout it's lifespan before being completely closed in 1992. Parts of the administration building, gymnasium, and other central areas of the Kirkbride had just been renovated with the assistance of vocational school students prior the closing of the complex.

     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1875
    Closed: 1992
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     History
    Main structure conceived/designed by Thomas S. Kirkbride, and constructed by prominent Boston architect Nathaniel J. Bradlee and affiliates.
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    Update 2006: The demolition started.

    Avalon Bay communities has purchased the property an is in full swing to get all the permits needed to demolish all but 1/3 of the original kirkbride building
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     Photo Galleries
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    Ply's Pics
    Sun, Oct 3rd, 2004
    posted by Plytheman
    8 pictures
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    Tiptoe (Motts)
    Thu, Nov 25th, 2004
    posted by Mr. Motts
    16 pictures
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    Smiley's Photos
    Mon, Dec 6th, 2004
    posted by zprofesser
    42 pictures
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    Thanksgiving at Danvers
    Sat, Nov 26th, 2005
    posted by Boffo
    12 pictures
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    Sometimes you suuuuuuulk...
    Sat, Nov 26th, 2005
    posted by Andrax
    22 pictures
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    DSH-exterior
    Sat, Dec 31st, 2005
    posted by rugged
    7 pictures
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    Danvers_20060122
    Mon, Jan 23rd, 2006
    posted by ian_evil
    5 pictures
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    Dawn Patrol
    Sun, Feb 19th, 2006
    posted by RedDragon
    17 pictures
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    Assholes
    Mon, May 1st, 2006
    posted by LostInPa
    3 pictures
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    March 06
    Sun, Oct 29th, 2006
    posted by Endopsychosin
    5 pictures
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    The sad remains
    Wed, Dec 1st, 2010
    posted by Weirdlig
    7 pictures
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    Danvers State Hospital 1952
    Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
    posted by Mike Dijital
    25 pictures


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     Panoramas

    Kirkbride
    Sun, Jan 22nd, 2006
    posted by ian_evil


    DSH
    Sun, Jan 23rd, 2005
    posted by Starman
     Web Links
    http://www.mikedij...&Path=danversstate
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    Content Quality 10 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 10/2/2015 1:21 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 2 15 at 1:21, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Oct 2 15 at 1:20, Mike Dijital changed the following: Web Links
  • on Jul 30 14 at 13:37, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Jun 19 14 at 8:19, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 13 14 at 2:01, Mike Dijital added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 13 14 at 2:01, Mike Dijital added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 13 14 at 2:00, Mike Dijital added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 13 14 at 1:59, Mike Dijital updated gallery Danvers State Hospital 1952
  • on Jun 13 14 at 1:58, Mike Dijital created a new gallery
  • on Jun 13 14 at 1:20, Mike Dijital updated the main picture
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