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McLean Hospital National Register District

  • Also Known As: McLean Asylum

  • Address: 115 Mill St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Dr Luther V Bell Superintendent
1880/08/28 Charles T Jackson Died Charles Thomas Jackson dies at the McLean Asylum. He is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.
1959/04/00 John Forbes Nash Patient John Nash is admitted to the McLean Hospital and is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. He stayed in Bowditch Hall from April to May 1959.
1964/00/00 Louis Agassiz Shaw II Health After confessing to strangling his maid in 1964, Louis Agassiz Shaw II is committed to McLean Hospital, where he lived for 23 years.

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Particulars for McLean Hospital National Register District:
Historic Use Agricultural fields
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Historic Use Animal facility
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use College
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Area of Significance Education
Area of Significance Health-medicine
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hospital
Area of Significance Landscape architecture
Level of Significance Local
Disease Mental Illness
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Sanatorium
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State
Architectural Style Tudor Revival



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 23rd January 2003

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: McLean Hospital National Register District
Registry Address: 115 Mill St.
Registry Number: 02001733
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private, Local
Architect: Multiple
Architectural Style: Colonial revival, Tudor revival
Attribute: et al.
Area in Acres: 308
Contributing Buildings: 38
Non-Contributing Buildings: 10
Contributing Sites: 13
Contributing Structures: 17
Non-Contributing Structures: 10
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; State; Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning and Development, Education, Health-medicine, Landscape architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Historic Function: Landscape, Education, Health care, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Hospital, Sanatorium, Agricultural fields, Animal facility, College
Current Function: Landscape, Health care, Recreation and Culture, Education
Current Sub-Function: Hospital Sanatorium Conservation area Park Plaza Outdoor recreation School

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