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Limited edition, Circa 1878 poster reprint of Danvers State Hospital. A panoramic view of the Kirkbride prior to any modifications with incredible detail.


Opened on May 13th, 1878
The State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers was erected, under the supervision of prominent Boston architect Nathaniel J, Bradlee, in an extremely remote location.

Was abandoned from June 24, 1992 to January 12 ,2005. Over fourteen structures on the highlands, all have since been demolished.

Angry Avalon Bay tenants "Don't even think about renting anything there. Customer service is terrible. If there is 0 star, I would have given them 0. I called to ask available units and their pricing..."

Former DSH Employee Interview

Preston a former DSH employee for 24 years tells his story for the first time. Read about his experience and the day he personally locked the Bonner doors forever.