Opened in 1912, the Allentown State Hospital was originally known as the “State Homeopathic Hospital”. Built by Philip H. Johnson in his signature colonial revival style institutional building with excessive ornamentation. The campus is a pavilion style plan, similar to the famous Kirkbride style plans in that they are bilaterally symmetrical.
The Allentown State Hospital closed in 2010 and although it has been mostly vacant since, Pennsylvania state employees have continued to maintain it, so it is in remarkably good condition. Now that a sale is potentially pending, the state has decided to demolish it. Please visit our News page for more information on how you can get involved.