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Posted inArts and Culture

Transforming the Kirkbride

In Fergus Falls, Minnesota, one structure dominates the landscape more than any other. Spanning the length of eight football fields, the 700,000-square foot building with its red-tiled, turreted towers is sometimes referred to locally as “the castle.” The Fergus Falls State Hospital, better known as the Kirkbride building because its construction followed Thomas Kirkbride’s model […]