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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Asylums get new life by GLRC Environment Report

GLRC writes: Some of the large state asylums for the mentally ill built in the late 1800s were designed with the idea that natural beauty has a healing effect. And architects designed the buildings to be majestic… not just institutional looking. In the decades since the asylums closed, their stately grounds remain valuable. But many of the fine buildings either have been torn down or are facing demolition. Some are being partially renovated for new uses. The GLRC's Bob Allen reports on one of the very few in the country that's being fully restored.

Read or listen to NEW LIFE FOR OLD ASYLUMS

# posted by Tami @ 9:34 AM
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