John N Dempsey Regional Center

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John N Dempsey Regional Center
Opened 1965
Current Status Active
Building Style Single Building
Alternate Names
  • State of Connecticut Developmental Services Department Putnam Office


The John N Dempsey Regional Center opened in 1965 in Putnam, Connecticut. [1]

An additional recreation center was built on the campus in September 1997 by the Army National Guard. The Guard Recreation Center contained slides, swings, see-saws, and an obstacle course. [2]

The facility is still open as a DDS and DORS satellite office and facility for daytime vocational programs, however patients are no longer housed on the Dempsey campus

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  1. Alvarez, Walter C., M.D. "Schools for Mentally Retarded Develops Ability to do Something." Spokane Daily Chronicle, sec. Medical Column: 4. June 27th, 1966 1966. Print.
  2. "Guard Building Recreation Center." The Hartford Courant, sec. Local News, Putnam: 30B. July 19, 1977. Digital. Accessed 09/24/2013.