Milwaukee Hospital for the Insane

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Milwaukee Hospital for the Insane
Established 1878
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Improved Kirkbride
Location Wauwatosa/Milwaukee, WI
Alternate Names
  • County Farm for Inebriates and Idiots
  • Milwaukee County Insane Asylum, North Division
  • Milwaukee County Retreat for Weak and Feeble Minded Persons


In 1878, the Milwaukee County Insane Asylum was built, consisting of a facility for the chronically ill called South Division and a North Division which cared for patients with acute illnesses.

Images of the Milwaukee Hospital for the Insane[edit]