Minnesota Security Hospital

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Minnesota Security Hospital
Established 1907
Opened 1911
Demolished 1982 (original building)
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location St. Peter, MN
Alternate Names
  • Asylum for Dangerous Insane


Located on the campus of St. Peter State Hospital, however it is operated separately from that hospital. In 1907 the legislature authorized establishment of an asylum for the dangerous insane, to be operated in conjunction with the St. Peter State Hospital. It opened in 1911 in a small ward separate from the other hospital buildings and by 1950, had a Y shaped wing to extend it. By 1982 it was demolished and the hospital moved to it's own campus adjacent to the main hospital.