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|−|[[Image :HSH KIRK 02. jpg| 300px| left]] An image of [[ Harrisburg State Hospital]] taken around 1900 showing the corner of the new Administration Building ( Left) with the Main Building in the background. The Harrisburg State Hospital was created as the Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital and Union Asylum for the Insane in 1845 to provide care for mentally ill persons throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This hospital is currently the oldest hospital within the Pennsylvania public mental health system. |+|
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Constructed as the Insane Asylum of California at Stockton
in 1853, the complex was situated on 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land donated by Captain Weber. The legislature at the time felt that existing hospitals were incapable of caring for the large numbers of people who suffered from mental and emotional conditions as a result of the Gold Rush, and authorized the creation of the first public mental health hospital in California. The hospital is one of the oldest in the west, and was notable for its progressive forms of treatment. The hospital is #1016 on the Office of Historic Preservation's California Historical Landmark list, and today is home to California State University Stanislaus.