Rhode Island State Hospital for Mental Diseases (former): Building for Disturbed Women – Cranston RI

Description

Now known as the Dorothea Dix Building, this building was built as a dormitory. It was designed by William R. Walker & Son, a Providence firm known for public buildings. In the Colonial Revival style. Built by both the Hospital and State Prison to house criminals with mental disorders, as was the neighboring Building for Disturbed Men.

Source notes

Pages 15 & 19, Rhode Island: State-Owned Historic Properties (Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1989)
PDF version available at http://www.preservation.ri.gov/survey/publications.php
Page 682, The Bridgemen's Magazine (1935)

Project originally submitted by John P. on February 18, 2014.

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Location Info


18 Wilma Schesler Lane
Cranston, RI 02920

Coordinates: 41.7383152, -71.46520399999997

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