EPISODE 4: THE ASYLUM
Many Pittsburghers know Dixmont State Hospital as the empty buildings on the hill in Kilbuck Township; a good place for ghost hunting and loud parties. But for 122 years, it served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill.
Production help from David Smith.
Music used in this episode came from the Free Music Archive.
Research and resources used for this episode came from the Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center, the Beaver County Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Archives.
The above photo was taken by Brian McDermott and originally appeared in the Beaver County Times.