Asylum on Blackwell's Island

New York City, New York

Established 1839, no longer in use.
Architect: A.J. Davis, with 1879 alterations by Joseph Dunn

This asylum was part of a complex that included a penitentiary, an alms house, a smallpox hospital, and other institutions. At times, inmates from the penitentiary supervised the patients in the asylum.

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