Comments on:

From Government Hospital for the Insane to revitalizing a community

Back to the article » |
St. Elizabeths Hospital was opened in 1855 after fierce lobbying for funding from mental health reformer Dorothea Dix. First called the Government Hospital for the Insane, the 350-acre campus perched on a hill in Southeast Washington has seen its fair share of changes. • 1860s: Informally given name of St. Elizabeths (the Colonial name of the land where the hospital is located) during the Civil...

To learn more about commenting on and our community guidelines, please see our comments FAQ.