1878 : Eastern Michigan Asylum Opens in Pontiac

August 1, 2022 all-day

On August 1, 1878, the State of Michigan opened the Eastern Michigan Asylum in Pontiac. The asylum, built to supplement the state’s first institution at Kalamazoo, housed 330 patients and served 20 southeast Michigan counties. The Eastern Michigan Asylum later became known as the Pontiac State Hospital.

Source: Mich-Again’s Day

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