William W. Fox Developmental Center

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William W. Fox Developmental Center
Opened 1879 and 1903
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Dwight, IL
Alternate Names
  • Keeley Institute


The William W. Fox Development Center, also known as the Keeley Institute, is located in Dwight, IL. Originally a detox facility for men with alcohol and drug issues, the facility opened as the Keeley Institute in 1879, burned down in 1902, was rebuilt in 1903, and was open until 1965. This site is currently still in operation with a primary focus of serving people with developmental disabilities.