Historic Evansville

The definitive site for all things historic in Evansville

Woodmere Hospital

Woodmere Hospital


Woodmere Hospital

View all images of Woodmere Hospital

a.k.a. Southern Indiana Hospital for the Insane

a.k.a. Evansville State Hospital

3400 Lincoln Ave, originally Newburgh Rd (3 miles from the city)
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1890 Hospital opens as Southern Indiana Hospital for the Insane
1943 Fire destroys orginal building
2006 Other historic auxilliary buildings are razed


lincoln ave opposite walnut ln
District: Knight Township
Latitude: 37.973974
Longitude: -87.50399
View map of nearby sites




southern indiana hospital for the insane but commonly called woodmere because of its tree-covered grounds built on old howard farm (knight twp) land puchased for $17,000 expanded to wesselman park roberts stadium ue st marys moved from old location asylum n side columbia between lafayette and centre (governor) Six winged 3 story administration building completed 1886 opened 1890 southern indiana hospital for the insane

renamed evansville state hospital 1927

destroyed by fire feb 9 1943 sketch of new hospital 6/18/43ep +sketch self sustained by patient labor until 1950s outpatient care and medical advanced rendered the facility obsolete sold off land

buildings torn down 2006

See also

Recreational Tresspasser (including several photos of interior)
Asylum Hospitals / Medical Knight Township district

Research notes

+ Show research notes