: The Dayton State Hospital was founded in 1855 as the Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum. The name was later changed to the Dayton State Hospital and Mental Health Facility. It's once thousand acres and thousands of patients have been reduced to just one hundred acres and just over a hundred patients in 2008. Part of the hospital's extensive grounds were these sunken gardens. The hopital's smokestack is visible in the background. The hospital was closed in the summer of 2008 after 153 years. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B05F08_008 Subjects
: Science and Technology; Medicine; Hospitals--History--Ohio; Gardens Places
: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)