Details for Austin State Hospital (Atlas Number 5507015648)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015648

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Marker Number 15648
Atlas Number 5507015648
Marker Title Austin State Hospital
Index Entry Austin State Hospital
Address 4110 Guadalupe
City Austin
County Travis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 621431
UTM Northing 3353535
Subject Codes hospitals; institutional buildings
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text While Texas was a frontier state and psychiatry a pioneer venture, the Texas Legislature in 1856 created this hospital for the mentally ill; in 1925, named Austin State Hospital. Oldest Texas mental hospital. Construction began in 1857. The institution, then housed in the Administration Building, was opened May 11, 1861, with about a dozen patients and has continued to be dedicated to mental health programs. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966