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Image of a group of cadet farmers in midwinter.In 1880, eighteen acres were purchased from Job Wilbur to build the Oak Lawn Girls School on the New London Turnpike at what is now Brayton Avenue. This spot was picked because of its distance from the…


Images of the blacksmith shop at the Sockanosset School for Boys at the Howard complex.In 1880, eighteen acres were purchased from Job Wilbur to build the Oak Lawn Girls School on the New London Turnpike at what is now Brayton Avenue. This spot was…


Image of a man striking the pipes at one of the State Institutions at Howard.On a hill that rolls gradually up from the Pawtuxet River across Pontiac Avenue stands the Howard Reservation, a campus-like setting that includes Victorian stone…


Image of women working outside at one of the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far…


Image of a ward at the Reception Hospital at Howard.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This effort…


Image of a waiting room at the Reception Hospital at Howard.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This…


Image of two steam cabinets in one of the Hydrotherapeutic rooms at the Reception Hospital.The use of water in treatment of the mentally disordered probably dates back to its use in Greek temples. In 1902 Emmett C. Dent, Superintendent of the…


Image of nurses and patients in the Tuberculosis Tent at the State Institutions at Howard.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they…


Image of the Office of the State Hospital for Mental Diseases Sign.The patients at the State Asylum were poor and believed beyond help, as is reflected in the evolution of names for the asylum. Initially it was to be called the State Insane Asylum;…


Image of nurses and patients on the sleeping porch at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the…


Images of the kitchens at the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the city is…


Images of men and women sewing at the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the…


Black-and-white image and color drawing of the Reception Hospital at Howard.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the…


Image of the power plant at the State Institutions.In 1872, work began on the oldest remaining institutional building on the Howard Reservation-the workhouse and house of correction, until recently the minimum security prison. The three-story…


Image of patients in a room at the Reception Hospital at Howard.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution.…


Image of a panoramic view of the State Institutions at Howard.On a hill that rolls gradually up from the Pawtuxet River across Pontiac Avenue stands the Howard Reservation, a campus-like setting that includes Victorian stone structures, numerous…


Images of the operating room and of an operation underway at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they…


Image of nurses with patients on the sleeping porch at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the…


Image of a nurse at the Nurses Station in the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution.…


Image of men working at one of the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the city…

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