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Bowling Green in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lunatic House 1885

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. Lunatic House 1885 Marker
Inscription. Prior to 1885, a wooden building with rooms overlooking a hog pen had been used to house the insane patients. It was in such poor condition, however, that the infirmary director would not be responsible for anything that might happen to patients housed in that building. plans were made in 1883 for a new lunatic house to replace the condemned wooden building.

In 1885, building of the new lunatic house began. The structure was to be made of brick and having two stories, 26 x 40 feet. The lower floor was to be divided into cells, while the upper floor was to be used as a hospital.

By January 7, 1886, the building was finished. It consisted of cells, hospital rooms, a bathroom, and a room for the attendants. Eight patients were moved in. The heat was supplied from the main building. Cost of construction was $1700.00
 
Location. 41° 21.03′ N, 83° 36.961′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Home Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13660 County Home Rd,, Bowling Green OH 43402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wood County Infirmary (within shouting distance of this marker); Ridge School 1886-2013

Lunatic House 1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
2. Lunatic House 1885 Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); First Seventh-Day Adventist Church (approx. 4 miles away); In Memory of Captain Elihu H. Mason (approx. 7.1 miles away); Custer Homestead (approx. 8.1 miles away); Wood County's First Masonic Lodge (approx. 8.8 miles away); Lieut. Wilson W. Brown (approx. 9 miles away); Pemberville Town Hall and Opera House (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
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Lunatic House 1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
3. Lunatic House 1885 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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