Exterior side view of the St. Louis County Insane Asylum

Exterior side view of the St. Louis County Insane Asylum.

Founded in 1869 in the middle of a vast expanse of land, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, now known as the St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, was designed to hold 250 patients. In recent years it has become a place of rehabilitation for people living with mental illness, transformed from an institution devoted to keeping people separate from society.

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Missouri History Museum exhibition

Americans with Disabilities Act: 20 Years Later.
June 26, 2010
to Jan 8, 2012

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