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Taunton State Hospital, Danforth Street, Taunton, Bristol County, MA

Taunton State Hospital, Danforth Street, Taunton, Bristol County, MA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: As the second insane asylum in Massachusetts, the Taunton State Hospital represents a superb example of the mid-19th century Classical Revival design and a turning point in the care of the mentally ill.
Survey number: HABS MA-1219
Building/structure dates: 1851- 1853 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 2006- 2010 Demolished

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Boyden, Elbridge
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Location

bristol county41.91296, -71.10480
Google Map of 41.9129559, -71.1047987
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Library of Congress
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