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The Gate House

Historic Portal to Springfield State Hospital

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 19, 2019
1. The Gate House Marker
Inscription.  Iron gates once marked the entrance to Springfield State Hospital, about one-half mile in front of you. The hospital, which opened in 1896, was one of the largest mental health facilities on the East Coast. For decades, medical staff, hospital employees, and patients passed through this portal into what might have seemed a separate world.

Treatment continues today on a smaller scale at Springfield Hospital Center. A number of the grand old buildings stand silent and vacant, but there are plans to bring some of them back to life! To learn more, visit the Gate House Museum, or proceed further down the path for a closer look.
 
Erected by Town of Sykesville, Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 22.433′ N, 76° 58.03′ W. Marker is in Sykesville, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Cooper Drive north of Warfield Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7273 Cooper Drive, Sykesville MD 21784, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millard Cooper (a few steps from this marker); Sykesville Killed in Action Memorial
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 19, 2019
2. The Gate House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Springfield Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Strawbridge Home for Boys (approx. half a mile away); The Town House (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sykesville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baldwin's Station (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sykesville.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 19, 2019
3. The Gate House
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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