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Empty Halls Of Pennsylvania’s Laurelton State Village Hospital — Architectural Afterlife

Laurelton State Village was established in 1913 as the “Laurelton Village for Feeble-Minded Women of Childbearing Age.” Construction of the institution began in 1914, with the first cottage opening in 1917 with just 36 residents. The institution was the first of its kind, and aimed to detain, segregate, care for and train feeble-minded women of…

Empty Halls Of Pennsylvania’s Laurelton State Village Hospital — Architectural Afterlife

By Cody Jackson

Cody Jackson is a PhD student in rhetoric and composition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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