Center Building: Northern Illinois Hospital & Asylum for the Insane
IL. HABS NO K-1993-1
The Center Building was razed in the spring and summer of 1993. It was located on the grounds of the Elgin Mental Health Center at 750 South State Street, which is at the junction of State Routes 20 and 31.
Originally, the site was known as the Northern Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane, established in Elgin in 1869 by an act of the Illinois legislature.
The A. B. Hinsdell House, located at 443 E. Chicago Street, is considered one of the oldest homes in the Elgin Historic District being built around 1845. Find more information including its historic and architectural significance on the Historic Elgin website.
Source of Photos: Historic American Buildings Survey, C. (1933) A. B. Hinsdell House, 443 East Chicago Street, Elgin, Kane County, IL. Documentation Compiled After. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.