Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum and its collection

Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Source

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum , subsequently the Weston State Hospital , was a Kirkbride psychiatric hospital that was operated from 1864 until 1994 by the government of the U.S. state of West Virginia , in the city of Weston . Weston State Hospital got its name in 1913 which was used while patients occupied it, but was changed back to its originally commissioned, unused name, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum , after being reopened as a tourist attraction. Designed by Gothic Revival and Tudor Revival styles by Baltimore architect Richard Snowden Andrews , it was constructed from 1858 to 1881. Originally designed to hold 250 people, it became overcrowded in the 1950s with 2,400 patients. It was forcibly closed in 1994 due to changes in patient treatment. The hospital was bought by Joe Jordan in 2007, and is opened for tours and other events to raise money for its restoration. The hospital's main building is claimed to be one of the largest hand-cut stone masonry buildings in the United States, and the second largest hand-cut sandstone building in the world, with the only bigger one being in the Moscow Kremlin . As Weston Hospital Main Building , it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990.

Read more…

ENWest Virginia Hospital For the Insane
ENWeston State Hospital

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology Specialized & Alternative  Specialized & Alternative

Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum
50 S River Ave
WV 26452 Weston
West Virginia

Visitor information Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Opening hours

Opening hours vary. Check website for details.

Admission

Ticket prices vary. Check website for details.

Facilities

We don't have information about the facilities of Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

Location & Map

50 S River Ave, Weston

Discover all museums in Weston

Exhibitions

No exhibitions in Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum have been found.

Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum Reviews

Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum has 1 rating.

  • Aggregated rating

    This rating is based on the rating of this museum on several other platforms.

Write a review

Your review helps other people learn about great and less great museums. If you've visited Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum, you can write your review below! Please pay attention to our content guidelines before you post your review.

Please log in or create a free account to review Trans-allegheny Lunatic Asylum.