Quote:WSH Thu 23rd 2:34 pm
PD you make some really good points. The sad fact is that we as "Kirkbride Fans" are just going to have to learn to live with very low expectations. The design, layout, and floor plan of Kirkbrides is extremely outdated and pretty much useless in the present day.
As you mentioned the situation at Travers City is probably the best. There are also some hospitals that I'd classify as "works in progress" like Buffalo, Weston, Fergus Falls, and St. Elizabeths where it will be very interesting to see how the final product turns out. Other than that we'll just have to deal with the high mortality rate of original Kirkbrides and keep them alive with photos, old post cards, and internet sites like this one.
Weston is the best hospital saved as it's original self, it's the ESP of the asylum world. But thankfully other states that are not Massachusetts are aware of how precious these places are, and trying to help preserve them.