Adler Mental Health Center

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Adler Mental Health Center
Construction Began 1964
Opened 1967
Closed 1982
Current Status Closed
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Champaign, IL
Alternate Names Herman M. Adler Zone Center


The Herman M. Adler was a special program for emotionally disturbed & mentally retarded children. The center opened in 1967 and had an agreement with the University of Illinois at Champaign to conduct research studies on the behavior of various types of disturbed children. The center was closed in 1982 for budget reasons. The Water Survey Research Center took over the building in 1984 when it outgrew the space it was originally in and transitioning to make this site into the main Water Survey Research Center office site over the next 2 years. The Water Survey Research Center is still housed in the facility.