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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lakeland Asylum

 
 
Lakeland Asylum Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Lakeland Asylum Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  In 1873, the fourth Kentucky state mental hospital was established here. From a single brick building housing 370 patients, grew a campus of 15 buildings and 5000 patients, including a working farm & orchards. Buildings constructed in Tudor and Classical Revival styles and exemplified exceptional institut. architecture of the day.

Daily routine of patients began with medication, followed by the men working on the farm & grounds, while the women worked in the kitchen, laundry & as seamstresses. With fewer patients and buildings in disrepair, a new facility was built in 1986. The old campus was demolished in 1996. Site is now on E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.
 
Erected 2009 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2308.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 16.683′ N, 85° 33.267′ 
Lakeland Asylum Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Lakeland Asylum Marker (Side B)
W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Lakeland Road. Marker is on circular drive off park entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 Lakeland Road, Louisville KY 40223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Hospital to Cure the Incurable (here, next to this marker); Isaac Hite's Home / Isaac Hite (approx. 1.6 miles away); Berrytown (approx. 1.7 miles away); Forest Public School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Berrytown Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Griffytown (approx. 2 miles away); Perryville Prelude (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Benjamin Head House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Central State Hospital (Kentucky) — Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Asset Detail | Central Kentucky Lunatic Asyluym. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

3. Central State Hospital. Extensive history of the hospital and its location by Kentucky Historical Institutions. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Lakeland Asylum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Lakeland Asylum Marker
Central State Hospital Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert E. Stigers, November 25, 1933
4. Central State Hospital Administration Building
Courtesy University of Louisville Photographic Archives.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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