.The Building
The Building
Designations: Local, State and National Register of Historic Places. Listed separately as a National Historic Landmark and on the top 11 most endangered buildings list of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Site Acreage: 122 Acres
Main Structure: 123,301 square feet.
  • Year of Construction: 1858
  • Description: 3-story, Gothic Revival Style limestone structure
  • Dimensions: 350 feet in length by 50-75 feet deep
  • Outstanding Features: Castle-like exterior appearance. Hand carved interior staircases in the central entry area, ornate director's office, two-story chapel, large meeting rooms at the end of each wing, tin ceilings and numerous patient rooms that have been converted to office areas.
  • Average Ceiling Height: 15-18 feet
  • Roof: Flat, extensive replacement in 1998
    Bandstand: Turn of the Century, Victorian style, wood frame construction. Located on the north side of the main structure.
    Bell Pavilion: Small wood-frame structure, located on the west lawn, houses the original asylum bell.