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Buffalo State Hospital/ H.H. Richardson Complex

Designed by H.H. Richardson, the Buffalo State Hospital was constructed in 1870 and stopped housing patients in the mid 1970’s. One of the largest still-standing Kirkbride buildings, the state hospital became a great example of Richardson’s style, which later in his career would become known as Richardsonian Romanesque. The hospital has been known by many names, including the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, Buffalo State Lunatic Asylum and most recently as the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Continue reading

Buffalo State Hospital bed

A teaser shot from the beautiful H. H. Richardson complex in Buffalo, NY blog that I am re-editing to post here. Built under the Kirkbride plan in 1870 and still standing, currently pending adaptive reuse.

Bed in the sandstone wards, the ward suffered a file years ago

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