Paul A Dever State School

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Paul A Dever State School
Construction Began 1950
Opened 1952
Closed 2003
Demolished 2016
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Taunton, Massachusetts
Alternate Names
  • Dever State School
  • Myles Standish School for the Mentally Retarded
  • Paul A. Dever Developmental Center


This campus first started out as a detention camp for military prisoners. It was one of the spots in the United States where WW2 German and Italian P.O.W.'s where held. Later the state needed more space for it's mentally disabled and converted and built buildings on the campus making it into a state hospital. In 2002 the campus was shut down.


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