Clarinda State Hospital

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Clarinda State Hospital
Clarinda State Hospital
Established 1884
Construction Began 1885
Opened 1888
Current Status Active and Preserved
Building Style Kirkbride Plan
Architect(s) William Foster & Henry F. Liebbe
Architecture Style Kirkbride Plan
Alternate Names
  • Clarinda Asylum for the Insane
  • Iowa State Hospital for the Insane
  • Clarinda Mental Health Institute
  • Clarinda Treatment Complex
  • Clarinda Lunatic Asylum



"At the time it was built, it was believed to be the largest building under one roof." From the "BOARD OF CONTROL OF STATE INSTITUTIONS, From Iowa Official Register 1909-1910" pages 262-269:

  • Superintendent-MAX E. WITTE, M.D.
  • First Assistant Physician-M. CHARLES MACKIN, M.D.
  • Second Assistant Physician-ROY MOON, M.D.
  • Third Assistant Physician-
  • Fourth Assistant Physician-
  • Woman Physician-PAULINE LEADER, M.D.
  • Steward-JOHN W. PAYNE
  • Matron-MARY E. COATS

The amount allowed for the support of this hospital is $12 per month for each patient.

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