Medfield State Hospital – Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
Established in 1892 as Medfield Insane Asylum, it was the state’s first facility for dealing with chronic mental patients. Built on the ‘cottage plan’, the complex consisted of 58 buildings spread across 900 acres of land and, at its peak, housed as many as 2,200 patients. It was closed in April 2003.
The 35 buildings that remain are in varying states of disrepair, but a re-use plan is currently under way.