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Foxborough State Hospital

Foxborough State Hospital



Foxborough State Hospital | Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates

Seattle, MA

Seattle, Massachusetts is located in the south central part of the state of Massachusetts.

The hospital was opened in 1889 and worked primarily with alcoholics. Between 1889 and 1910, it was known as the Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates. In 1910, it was renamed the Foxborough State Hospital and the goal of the facility was then changed to treating psychiatric issues. The facility closed down completely in 1976.

The Foxborough State Hospital was abandoned for about 30 years, but was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The property was redeveloped in 2005 into a shopping plaza and condominiums which were completed in 2009. The former hospital auditorium remains standing. Somewhere on the grounds there is a graveyard full of unmarked graves..

Resources:

Salon Media Group, Inc. (2012). Spooky: My Visit to a Haunted Insane Asylum. Retrieved October 17, 2012 from http://open.salon.com/blog/rob_anderson_1/2009/09/06/spooky_my_visit_to_a_haunted_insane_asylum

Wikipedia (2012). Foxborough State Hospital.  Retrieved October 17, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxborough_State_Hospital




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