The Orchard

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The Orchard
Established 1901
Current Status Closed
Building Style Single Building
Location West Chester, PA


The Orchard was a small private psychiatric facility established in 1901 by Dr. Bayard Kane, and is located about one mile from West Chester, in Chester County, Pa. Additions have been made from time to time; the house has modern improvements, sanitary plumbing, electric light and steam heat, and an excellent water supply. The amusement room is fitted with billiard and pool tables, bowling alley, etc., and the gymnasium is well equipped. The house stands in 40 acres of land and has a tennis court, croquet ground, etc. It is cited by the Annual Report of the Board of Charities to hold a 15-bed unit. A woman physician was superintendent and resident physician of the facility, Dr. Bayard Kane being the sole proprietor. His death notice in the Reading paper on Sept. 2, 1931 makes reference to his private practice, but does not make any reference to "The Orchard". The date of its closure is unknown.