Hallway inside the Earle building at Norwich State Hospital, Connecticut.
Shower tub inside a former Doctor's Quarters the Lippitt Building at Norwich State Hospital in Connecticut.
Corridor inside Lippitt Building at Norwich State Hospital, in Connecticut.
Office door inside Lippitt, a former psychopathology building at Norwich State Hospital in Connecticut.
Corridor near upstairs doctor living quarters in Lippitt Building, former psychopathology building,at Norwich State Hospital, Connecticut.
Patient day room inside the Lippit Building at Norwich State Hospital.
Wheelchair inside the Brigham building at Connecticut's Norwich State Hospital. This hospital is currently undergoing demolition.
Electrical outlet in the Earle building at Norwich State Hospital, Connecticut.
Door to a second floor doctor's office in the Lippitt building, a building designed for psychopathic use, at Norwich State Hospital.
Bathroom inside the Lippitt building at Norwich State Hospital.
The Lippitt building, a colonial revival style building at Norwich State Hospital, was designed as a psychopathic facility in 1920. It played a big role in the history of the treatment of the mentally ill as it was built a few years after the first facility of its kind. The facility provided medical treatments for mental and physical disorders. Lippitt was equipped with x-ray, hydrotherapy and surgical technology and even frequently performed lobotomies. The building was likely named after Costello Lippitt who was once the mayor of Norwich, Connecticut and the president of the hospital's Board of Trustees.
Norwich State Hospital was established as a psychiatric hospital in 1904 in Preston Connecticut. It was the second public mental asylum for the state and opened with only 95 patients. Within a few years, the need for more buildings grew. The campus continued to grow and eventually contained 30+ buildings.
Isolation cell door inside Salmon building at Norwich State Hospital.
This building was home to the male criminally insane, deemed "not guilt by reason of insanity" and the violent patients that had to be transferred out of the other hospital wards.
Patient beds inside the Galt building at Norwich, a Connecticut State Psychiatric Hospital founded in 1904.
Galt Building, patient building, at Norwich State Hospital.
Porch. Brigham building, Norwich State Hospital.