Tuesday, April 29, 2008

You don't have to be crazy to work here...

As psychiatric practices evolved, the castle was renamed several times, finally becoming the Binghamton Psychiatric Center. The number of patients at the site began to decline in the 1960s, and by the 1990s many of the psychiatric patients there were deinstitutionalized, as were many other such patients around the country.

By the time part of the facade collapsed in 1993, the building was being used only for office space; later that year, it was closed. —NYT

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