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Bloomingdale Asylum

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Bloomingdale Asylum


Resources relating to the history of the Bloomingdale Asylum, which occupied the space currently housing Columbia University's central Morningside Heights Campus

Items in the Bloomingdale Asylum Collection

Illustration of the main building of the Bloomingdale Asylum from 1835. Note the dense stand of surrounding trees as well as the oval drive in front.

"Report of the number of Patients remaining in the Bloomingdale Asylum on the 31st day of December, 1833, and of those admitted and discharged from that period prior to the 31st day of December, 1834."

Photograph of the main Bloomingdale Asylum building, with its added wings and the adjacent Green Memorial Hall (1881).

Image of the Bloomingdale Asylum Main Bulding, with strolling patients (?) from Sights and Sensations of the Great City (1872).

Idealized picture of the Bloomingdale Asylum's main building painted and then engraved for the New York Mirror. Note the deer in the foreground and the glimpse of the Hudson River in the background.