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The first insane hospital in the United States was in this house

The first insane hospital in the United States was in this house

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Title:
The first insane hospital in the United States was in this house
Description:
Federal style home built in 1731 by the Willard family. Dr Willard owned and operated an insane hospital here and also trained future doctors. Located on the east side of the common. Decorated for Old Home Week 1908. No longer standing.
Date:
[ca. 1908]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Special Collections of the Uxbridge Free Public Library Archives
Collection (local):
Uxbridge Collection
Subjects:
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Uxbridge (Mass.)
Mental Illness--Massachusetts--Uxbridge (Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Uxbridge
Extent:
6 by 8 inch sepia toned mounted photograph
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Terms of Use:
Permission to use images must be obtained in writing to the Uxbridge Free Public Library Archives at byoungsma@cwmars.org
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Notes:
Part of the special collections of the Uxbridge Free Public Library Archives
Language:
English
Identifier:
UXBP015
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