Laurelton Center (former) – Laurelton PA


Laurelton State Village was formed in 1913, but several buildings were added during the Great Depression:

“This project called for the construction of two cottages, buildings for administration, recreation, and hospital purposes, and improvements and extensions to the existing plant. The administration building contains in the basement a garage, psychological laboratory, a post office, and various service and storage rooms. On the first floor are board and staff rooms and a number of offices. The second and third floors are devoted to living quarters for the staff and officials.

The building is reinforced concrete with exterior walls of local stone, wood trim, and a slate roof. It was completed in May 1939 at an estimated construction cost of $178,550 and a project cost of $201,314.”
(Short and Brown)

The hospital for mentally ill women closed in 1998. In 2005, the property was purchased by Mountain Valley Inc. As of December 2011, the “proposal to turn the former state institution into a convention center, restaurant, dude ranch, along with other outdoor recreation activities have yet to come to fruition. While the property has been returned to the tax rolls, for the most part the mountain stone buildings and the beautifully landscaped property, eight decades in the making, remain off limits.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info

Spruce Dr. and Hemlock Dr.
Laurelton, PA 17845

Coordinates: 40.904816, -77.214281

4 comments on “Laurelton Center (former) – Laurelton PA

  1. How could I get in contact with someone, to talk about possibly touring the site and future business ventures? Thanks for your time.

    • Gabriel Milner

      You’ll need to contact the site directly– we only chronicle its New Deal heritage.

  2. Walter Culp

    Looking for info on former patient, her name was Dorothy Culp. The last thing I know she was in a group home in Larksville.

  3. Trying to get in touch with who ever owns the property we are the newest paranormal team in Pa and would like to do an investigation on the property thank you for your time any info you can give us would be greatly appreciated.

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