04 Apr

This is the old Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital which is not far from my home. It was built in 1876 and was  know as the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum at Morristown. Until the Pentagon was built, it had the largest continuous foundation in the US. In 1953 there were 7,674 residents. Woody Guthrie was committed to Greystone due to his battle with Huntington’s Disease from 1956 to 1961. The State has built a new hospital on the grounds, turned some of the area to parkland and a group is trying to preserve this part of the original building which has been closed for many years. Go to this link to read more http://www.preservegreystone.org/history.html

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greystone hospital
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