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  • Collection: Bloomingdale Asylum

One of the last buildings constructed on the Bloomingdale campus (1879-80), Green Hall was designed to provide approprate accommodations for women patients from well-to-do families or refined backgrounds.

John Muncaster Brown, president of the New York Hospital Board of Governors in 1988 and a leading New York City banker.

Joseph Choate, Bloomingdale governor. A leading New York City lawyer and future U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.

Portrait of Julius Chambers, reporter of the New York Tribune, who feigned insanity on order to be admitted to the Bloomingdale Asylum and then wrote published a series of articles about his experience, denouncing abuses in the treatment of patients.…

List of members of the New York Hospital Board of Governors from the Hospital's Annual Report for 1888.

Macy Villa, the last building constructed on the Bloomingdale campus (1884) and the only one remaining today (now called Buell Hall), shown in its current setting, moved slightly north and west of its original position and shorn of the wooden porches…

Map of the Bloomingdale Asylum in 1891, a detail from the Bromley Atlas of the City of New York. Numbers have been added to identify, roughly, the order in which the various structures on the campus were built.

Detail of the Bromley Atlas of New York City from 1891, showing the grounds of the Bloomingdale Asylum, with added numbers for buildings and features, roughly in the historical order of their addition to the grounds.

Margaret Fuller, a leading figure in the American Transcendental movement and an enthusiastic observer of the work of Pliny Earle at Bloomingdale.

Headline from New York Herald article from Feb. 10, 1888, describing the testimony of New York Hospital governor Eldbridge Gerry before the Senate Committee on Cities concerning the bills to remove tax exemption from the Bloomingdale and cut streets…
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