Chippewa County Asylum

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Chippewa County Asylum
Established 1894
Opened 1895/1934
Closed 1976
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Location Chippewa Falls, WI
Architecture Style Tudor Revival
Alternate Names
  • Chippewa County Chronic Insane Asylum
  • Chippewa County Hospital and County Home



Timeline[edit]

  • 1894 - Chippewa County Board decided to build an insane asylum.
  • 1901 – The decision was made to abandon the Poor Farm.
  • 1902 – The County Home was erected to replace the Poor Farm.
  • 1930 – Due to the increased number of indigents a new Home was built to house 60 and the old building was remodeled to house "trusty patients”
  • 1945 – The Chippewa County Insane Asylum & County Home had capacity for 435.
  • 1945 – 1955 Names changed to the Chippewa County Hospital and County Home
  • 1967 – Chippewa County Board decided to build a nursing home
  • 1970 – Construction began on the Golden Age Home
  • 1971 – Patients were first admitted and the capacity was 193 beds.
  • 1974 – County Board voted to build a new 160 bed facility to replace the old County Hospital and the new building was called Wissota Lakeside
  • 1976 – Residents from County Hospital were transferred when project completed

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