The Utah State Hospital Museum opened in 2008 with the goal of remembering the past and showing through photographs and artifacts how far the treatment of mental illness has progressed. Museum hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Group tours can be arranged for other times and days by calling 801-344-4635. Admission is free.
Learn more at: Deseret News
The Utah State Hospital opened in 1885 and has been in operation ever since. The Superintendent’s residence, however, was not built until 1934. It is one of many Utah buildings constructed during the 1930s under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) and other New Deal programs.
More history about and photographs of the historic Superintendent’s Residence and other historic Provo landmarks, and a map of Provo landmarks can be found at