Foxboro State Hospital: Tuberculosis Building (demolished) – Foxboro MA

Description

The former Foxboro State Hospital was greatly expanded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the aid of Federal funds, during the New Deal era. One Federal Public Works Administration-assisted project saw the construction of four buildings on the State Hospital campus, including the since-demolished Tuberculosis, or “T”, Building.

The “T” Building was located about 900 feet north of Chestnut Street between North Street and Payson Road, northwest of an assembly hall built at the same time with additional federal assistance.

Construction details: “masonry exterior bearing, concrete and steel interior framing, wood flat roof framing.” The Foxboro Reporter wrote that the building, “two stories and basement, 206 feet long and 38 feet wide, of first class brick and stone, will be constructed at a cost of about $141,000.”

The state proceeded with construction of the new building despite the slashing of PWA grant money from $217,000 to $62,500.

The building was demolished between 2005 and 2006.

Source notes

"Building Bids Received"; The Foxboro Reporter, "Jun. 16, 1934 (page 1, column 5).
"Foxborough: Gem of Norfolk County" by Jack Anthelet, Foxborough Historical Commission, 2001 (page 144).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 4, 2014.

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Location Info


Foxboro, MA

Coordinates: 42.076802, -71.259019

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