The Gate House

The Gate House (HM2GW4)

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N 39° 22.433', W 76° 58.03'

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Historic Portal to Springfield State Hospital

Iron gates once marked the entrance to Springfield State Hospital, about one-half mile in front of you. The hospital, which opened in 1896, was one of the largest mental health facilities on the East Coast. For decades, medical staff, hospital employees, and patients passed through this portal into what might have seemed a separate world.

Treatment continues today on a smaller scale at Springfield Hospital Center. A number of the grand old buildings stand silent and vacant, but there are plans to bring some of them back to life! To learn more, visit the Gate House Museum, or proceed further down the path for a closer look.
HM NumberHM2GW4
Placed ByTown of Sykesville, Maryland
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330553 N 4360113
Decimal Degrees39.37388333, -76.96716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.433', W 76° 58.03'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 25.98" N, 76° 58' 1.8000000000001" W
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