Contributed by Maine Historical Society
An architectural drawing for the Eastern Maine Insane Hospital.
The hospital, the second state mental health facility built in Maine, sits atop Hepatica Hill. It opened on July 1, 1901.
It was built because of overcrowding at the hospital in Augusta, which opened in 1840.
It was thought that patients needed rest and the site was away from downtown Bangor.
About This Item
- Title: Eastern Maine Insane Hospital, Bangor, 1896
- Creator: John Calvin Stevens
- Creation Date: 1896
- Subject Date: 1896
- Town: Bangor
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Architectural drawing
- Local Code: Coll. 209, OS1-D-9, JCS0599-3-1899
- Collection: John Calvin Stevens
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Architectural drawings--1890-1900--Maine--Bangor
- Hospital architecture
- Mental health
- Architecture, buildings & monuments
- Arts, literature & entertainment
- mental illness
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