Kirkbride Buildings Blog

April 1st, 2010

Mega Kirkbride “Discovered”

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This morning someone who wishes to remain anonymous emailed me about a Kirkbride building that’s still in use and is absolutely enormous! When I looked up the address on Google maps and took a look at the satellite view, I couldn’t believe my eyes. As you can see for yourself, this monster had seven wing sections off either side of the admin. That a Kirkbride of this magnitude has flown under the radar for so long is almost unbelievable. More about this amazing find later when I learn more details.

UPDATE: Note the date this post was made (April 1st).

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Discussion

  1. WSH April 1, 2010, 2:03 pm

    Come on Ethan! You’re not going to give us a name/state/country or anything?

  2. Ethan April 1, 2010, 2:09 pm

    I will eventually. This one is reasonably close to me though and I want to get out and visit it this weekend before somebody else beats me to it.

  3. WSH April 1, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Maybe it is the elusive “St. Agnes Hospital for the Chronically Ill”!

  4. tilyous April 1, 2010, 8:31 pm

    April fools!!!!!

  5. Todd D. April 4, 2010, 12:32 pm

    I’m wondering if this is the one in NJ, there was a large Kirkbride in NJ I saw along time ago and a little bit further back on the property there was another Kirkbride shaped building, no nearly as big though. The smaller one was probably about the size the Babcock building in South Carolina.

  6. Todd D. April 4, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Never mind, I just found the one I was talking about and it’s not nearly as big.

  7. Todd D. April 4, 2010, 3:18 pm

    I just noticed when you posted this, nice one.

  8. Phil April 5, 2010, 12:16 pm

    Boooooo… I got all excited for an April fools joke! Joking about a mega kirk is uncool Ethan. But it was a good one.

  9. vinny May 5, 2010, 3:24 pm

    Hey how do u guys get this info.. my name is vinny and im a bigg fan of Old Hospitals.. i live never waltham ma. Metropolitan State Hospital was my baby.. but now its gone. its time to stop taken these historic places down
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