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Kalamazoo State Hospital

aka Western Michigan Asylum, Michigan Asylum for the Insane,Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital (KRPH), Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Established 1858, almost all historic buildings demolished.
First superintendent: Edwin H. Van Deusen

This hospital remains, and is in operation. Most historic structures are gone, except for the distinctive water tower.

Tower photo by Steven Schrier

Postcard Views:

  • Close-up of front of main building
  • Building with many towers.
  • Female department

    Other Images:

  • Stereoview Images
  • Original asylum floor plan
  • Gate house from 1970 photo by Steven Schrier
  • Tower with buildings at basedisplayed on this page.
  • Close-up of tower. Photo by StevenSchrier
  • Hale-Bopp comet over tower, April 1997.Photo by Steven Schrier
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