Logansport State Hospital
|Logansport State Hospital|
|Building Style||Cottage Plan|
|Peak Patient Population||2,260 in 1958|
|Alternate Names||Longcliffe Asylum Northern Indiana State Hospital for the Insane|
Plans approved in 1883, started accepting patients 5 years later. Originally a Kirkbride plan building was considered, the state scrapped those plans & went with a cottage plan. At it's height, the hospital had over 2,000 patients, 750 staff & 1,335 acres, mostly farmland. Several types of therapy were used at Logansport, including industrial & art therapies. By the 1990s new facilities were being built to replace the aging cottages & most were demolished.
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