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The Connecticut Valley Hospital was established as a place of treatment of mentally ill individuals. It is also referred to as the Connecticut General Hospital for the Insane. The hospital first opened in 1868. In 1896, four buildings were added to it so that it is became one of the largest asylum in the country. All 40 hectares of the institution was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The hospital is actually located on top a hill and provides a panoramic view of the city to people who visit the place. It?s wide lawn is beautifully landscaped and is surrounded by large tress.
The buildings were designed with 20th*Century Revivals Architecture and some Late Victorian Style Architecture as well. Today, the institution is still being used as a care facility for the mentally ill by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
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