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Alabama State Hospital for the Insane

Opened in 1861 Alabama State Hospital for the Insane was also called Bryce Hospital. Named from the first superintendent, Peter Bryce. It was also called Alabama Insane Hospital. In 1967 Lurleen Wallace, wife to George Wallace, asked him for more funds for the hospital. Oddly enough, this was one year before her own death. As she was touring the hospital, a nine year old had ran to her calling her mama. There are two main buildings to the complex. The large three story building & a newer section that looks like it was built in the 50's or 60's maybe. Reading on Wikipedia it says the last patients were transferred out to the new facility in 2014. If that is the case, the place has gone downhill very fast!  UPDATE: This is Jemison Center - Jemison Center, Northport, insane asylum for African Americans

The Jemison Center was built in the 1920s as part of Bryce Hospital, which opened in Tuscaloosa as the Alabama State Hospital for the Insane at the outset of the Civil War... AL.com

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