Yes, I saw that one also, Fairfield Hills -- it opened in 1932.
Apparently there were some very elaborate insane asylums built in the later
1800's and early 1900's. We had another relative in the Hudson River State
Hospital in the early 1900's. That was a huge, architecturally very
But in the 1850's, I don't see what they would be referring to as an Insane
Hospital around Fairfield County. If anyone comes across one, I'd
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The only other one I know of is the Newtown State Hospital in Newtown,
It is now called Fairfield Hills.
Not sure when it was built.