Evansville State Hospital (Historic Asylums)

Evansville State Hospital

aka Southern Indiana Hospital for the Insane, "Woodmere"

Evansville, Indiana

Established 1890

A general treatment facility with a long, rich history. Dubbed "Woodmere", Evansville provided solitude and peace for mentally-ill patients. While Central State Hospital was a progressive force in scientific medicine in the early 20th century, Evansville remained largely a custodial institution.

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