ESH: Memories


A Visual Look Into the History of Eastern State Hospital


This Album Contains Photographs and Mementos


Note: many of the proceeding photographs came from forgotten storage files. Some came from annual reports that were published by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


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Rear of Gragg Building (Circa 1950s)

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Superintendent’s House

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Wendell Tuberculosis Ward

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Original Eastern State Hospital Built in 1817

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Maintenance Workers Installing Christmas Tree

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Old TB Ward

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Staff at nurse’s station in Wendell Building

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Wendell Building, Sun Porch

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West Side of Infirmary

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Ward in Gragg Building

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Bedroom in Ward

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Wendell Building

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Infirmary Building

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4th Street Entrance

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Ward 8

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Bedroom in Nurse’s Home

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Tuberculosis Ward

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Eastern State Hospital

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Crowded Ward Beds

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Wendell Building

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Eastern State Hospital Superintendent

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Eastern State Hospital Administration Building

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Live Nativity Scene Between the Gragg and Wendell Buildings

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Eastern State Hospital

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Occupational Therapy Staff (Circa 1940s)

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Eastern State Hospital Staff

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Dr. Logan Gragg, Superintendent

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Dr. Thomas Wendell

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Looking from Ward 15 to Gate House

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Dr. Logan Gragg, Majel Moore, et al.

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Eastern State Hospital

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Nurse’s Home

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Eastern State Hospital Administration Building

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Henrietta Rogers, Superintendent of Nurses (Circa 1939)

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Eastern State Hospital (Circa 1960s)

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Infirmary

Work Contributed By: Phil Tkacz


Works Cited

  1. Eastern State Hospital (Lexington, Kentucky). History of Institution or Historical Data, 1816-1968. Record Group 1428E, OCLC 907013318. Special Collections, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, KY.
  2. Eastern State Hospital (Lexington, Kentucky). Miscellaneous Papers, 1828-1920. Record Group 1428E, OCLC 122335798. Special Collections, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, KY.

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