Ionia Asylum

Ionia, Michigan

Established 1885, long since demolished.

"The Ionia Asylum for the Criminally Insane was dedicated in 1885 with 217 patients. The picturesque victorian buildings shown below were, unfortunately, destroyed in favor of more modern architecture, but the institution remains in service on the same grounds as a prison."

from the Ionia County Historical Society

Also see this historic photo with cottages.


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