Hartford Retreat

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Hartford Retreat
Hartford Retreat
Established 1823
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Alternate Names Connecticut Retreat for the Insane The Institute of Living



Founded in 1822, The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health centers in the United States, and the first hospital of any kind on Connecticut. Located on 35 acres landscaped by Fredrick Law Olmstead, The Institute of Living lies near the center of Hartford, Connecticut.

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