White Hall, Institute of Living (1877)

February 29th, 2008 Posted in Gothic, Hartford, Public Buildings


White Hall, part of the campus of the Retreat for the Insane (now the Institute of Living), was built in 1877 and was designed by George Keller, who also drew up plans for a number of other buildings at the Retreat, including Elizabeth Chapel. White Hall was originally constructed as a service building, used as a laundry, carpentry shop, vegetable cellar and coal storage vault. Later housing a swimming pool and squash courts, the building was vacant for a time until its recent restoration. It is now the home of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center.

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  2. By steven morris hornstein, charter class, eastern va medical school on Apr 25, 2011

    i miss the iol! i was up there in 1974, 1977, and 1993 ….i have already offered dr. schwartz” office for me to come up there and give a nice thank you talk …i have not had a moodswing in almost 8 years ..my cognition gets better ever day …,.last 5 years, giving recovery talks at confs all over va …getting closer to evms, submitted u. transcripts…last week earned one gallon blood donation pin from inova of northern va ..want to send copy of my funniest cartoon book/ the meshugenah methods of psychotherapee/ my international poetry/ my radio play/ some pctures and t-shirts for your archives …home phone :571-970-0199 ..many friends, volunteer work, exercize 6 x week..sincerely, steve hornstein, columbia ’73, liteweight rowing/evms

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