geswek Posted May 26, 2013 Report Share Posted May 26, 2013 This facility started out as the Chester County Almshouse in 1798, and was intended to care for the insane poor and neglected of the county. On September 29, 1938 the commonwealth took total control of the facility as part of their new state-wide legislation, known as the "Full State Care Act". In 1971, a juvenile detention center was place within a few buildings at the hospital site for six years, before finally moving on to better physical accommodations. Embreeville was the second sate facility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to close its doors, in 1980, following that of Hollidaysburg State Hospital. Referene: http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php?title=Embreeville_State_Hospital and Photoshoot by someone else: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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