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Austin State Hospital

 
 
Austin State Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 7, 2007
1. Austin State Hospital Marker
Inscription. While Texas was a frontier state and psychiatry a pioneer venture, the Texas Legislature in 1856 created this hospital for the mentally ill; in 1925, named Austin State Hospital.

Oldest Texas mental hospital.

Construction began in 1857. The institution, then housed in the administration building, was opened May 11, 1861, with about a dozen patients and has continued to be dedicated to mental health programs.
 
Erected 1966 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15648.)
 
Location. 30° 18.431′ N, 97° 44.238′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4110 Guadalupe St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elvira T. Manor Davis House (approx. mile away); Petrified Forest Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob Leser House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. half a mile away); Hyde Park (approx. half a mile away); Kopperl House (approx. half a mile away); Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound (approx. half a mile away); Hodnette House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
Austin State Hospital Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 7, 2007
2. Austin State Hospital Administration Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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