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At its peak in the 1950s, Bartonville housed 2,800 patients. The hospital remained in operation until 1972. After its closing, the buildings remained unused and were auctioned off to anyone who would demolish them. Due to the bankruptcy of the intended buyer, however, the buildings are now the property of Winsley Durand, Jr., who has converted most of the structures into office space.
 
At its peak in the 1950s, Bartonville housed 2,800 patients. The hospital remained in operation until 1972. After its closing, the buildings remained unused and were auctioned off to anyone who would demolish them. Due to the bankruptcy of the intended buyer, however, the buildings are now the property of Winsley Durand, Jr., who has converted most of the structures into office space.
  
In July 2008, the non-profit group "Save The Bowen, Inc." purchased the former nurses residence, known as the Bowen Building. They are beginning the task of restoring it to it's original condition.
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In July 2008, the non-profit group "Save The Bowen, Inc." purchased the former nurses residence, known as the Bowen Building. They are beginning the task of restoring it to it's original condition.  
 
 
In September 2017 the Bowen Building was torn down so the city could salvage the limestone. After 122 years the Peoria State Hospital was no more.
 
  
 
== Images of Bartonville State Hospital ==
 
== Images of Bartonville State Hospital ==
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*''Bittersweet Memories: A History of the Peoria State Hospital'', by Gary L. Lisman and Arlene Parr  
 
*''Bittersweet Memories: A History of the Peoria State Hospital'', by Gary L. Lisman and Arlene Parr  
 
*''Asylum Light: Stories from the Dr. George A. Zeller Era and Beyond; Peoria State Hospital, Galesburg Mental Health Center, and George A. Zeller Mental Health Center'', by James Sheridan Ward
 
*''Asylum Light: Stories from the Dr. George A. Zeller Era and Beyond; Peoria State Hospital, Galesburg Mental Health Center, and George A. Zeller Mental Health Center'', by James Sheridan Ward
*''The Architecture of Madness-Insane Asylums in the United States'' by Carla Yanni
 
  
 
==Video==
 
==Video==
*The following is a three part series done by Janette Washington as part of a senior thesis.
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A 3-part series done by Janette Washington as part of a senior thesis.
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