America Builds: “At Moose Lake in Minnesota a PWA allotment enabled the State to build a complete new $2,181,500 unit in the State asylum system. On 1,700 acres in Carlton County there have gone up a new administration building, men’s receiving hospital, women’s receiving hospital, auditorium, gymnasium, service building, women’s dormitory, men’s dormitory, nurses’ home, doctors’ home, male employees’ dormitory, two residences, power plant, garage and shop building, freight depot, dairy barn, horse barn, chicken house, piggery, and three cottages for farmers. This project includes landscaping, roads, and equipment for buildings and for the farm.
Many of the mental hospitals are built in the midst of farms as the Moose Lake plant is. This not only serves to lower the cost of maintenance by having the inmates raise their own fresh foods, but provides a form of occupational therapy for the patients.”
America builds: The record of PWA (pg. 147-8)
https://archive.org/details/americabuilds00unitrich (accessed Mar. 2018)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 23, 2018.
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