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Demolition is complete at Dixmont State Hospital.

Reed Hall, the Kirkbride building, along with the entire rest of the facility, are now a memory.

We are back online! Sorry for the downtime. Our server disappeared, so we had to arrange new hosting . Our forums have also disappeared so new ones are in the works.

2/5/2010

Just to update everyone, the redesign of the site is still ongoing. When the site first came online, 1024x768 was  a bigger resolution...which seems small to most today. Most of the original pictures on the site were taken with a film camera rather than digital, so a LOT of the pictures are being rescanned, larger, and more detailed. Also there are LOTS of new pictures that will be added as well, so please be patient, and enjoy the site!

 

7/31/2009

The overhaul of this site is now well underway, soon to come are LOTS more photos, TONS of documents, and a lot more video....STAY TUNED for a big change in the coming months.

 

1/2/2009

Please excuse any current broken links or mistakes you may find. I'm currently working on a complete redesign of the site, and hope to have something much nicer soon. 

We have also received a LARGE donation of photos, documents etc. so with the redesign, will come a LARGE amount of new content!

Huge thanks to Mark Berton, of IN Community Magazines

Mark literally wrote the book on Dixmont State Hospital which can be purchased 

HERE

 

****WANTED****

Any photographs, documents, stories or personal accounts of Dixmont State Hospital prior to 1996, ESPECIALLY HISTORIC AND PRIOR TO THE CLOSING OF THE FACILITY.

If you have any thing you would like to contribute for use please contact the webmaster by e-mail through the link at the bottom of this page. Anyone contributing any of the above will of course be given full credit for their contribution.

 

This site will include hundreds of photos of Dixmont, both historic and just prior to demolition, along with video of the facility and other interesting content concerning the hospital. Also available is a bulletin board, or forum, for any former staff/patients/employees etc. to meet, reunite, talk or get together. During demolition of the facility, the rest of this website will be made public, and updates will continue to be made as more video is edited and more pictures are obtained.

 

 

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