So this is a little darker blog post than I typically share… you will not find cute adorable newborns and children in this image share!!! Recently a few of my photographer friends and I went to Fergus Falls to tour their State Mental Hospital (aka Kirkbride Building). Yes you probably think we are crazy for wanting to tour an insane asylum, but once you view the images shared below you will see why we aren’t so crazy! This historic building is beautiful, overwhelming in size with such intricate details!
This building was constructed in the 1880s and open its doors in 1890. The hospital was specifically designed so that every patient room had a window, a typical Kirkbride building has a central administrative structure in the middle with long narrow wings that extend on each side. Since closing its doors in 2005, many have fought hard to save and preserve the building. There are plans to renovate the building for residential and commercial use. If you like history, I strongly suggest you Google Fergus Falls State Hospital to research more facts and stories that took place here, it is quite fascinating!
We have created a blog circle of our images, be sure to check out Tina’s take on the asylum.
Below are more images if you would like to continue looking. Click on the image to view larger. Thanks for viewing!