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[Dec. 7th, 2006|04:59 pm]
Illinois State Hospitals

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hello. new here. i'm in chicago, but i've never been manteno, although i know of a few people who have. does anyone know what state it's in now? is enough of it still around and worthy of a visit? just curious, i haven't been keeping track.

but before, i go, if anyone is interested i recommend the book "women of the asylum" by jeffrey l. geller. it's a collection of letters written by women inside asylums ranging somewhere from the early 20th century to around the fifties. it's pretty intense.
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[User Picture]From: iamcyber
2006-12-16 08:40 am (UTC)
I've heard there's not much left...the Gennie room has been changed and tacky housing has been put up around it...and the neighbors frown upon visitors...but I've never been there myself to see what's what.

BTW, GREAT psych band in your icon! My fave psych band is Count Five.
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[User Picture]From: mathpaperdirect
2006-12-17 10:15 pm (UTC)
aww that's a shame. i may still go. i don't think i have much respect for people who live in tacky housing on a plot of land that used to be home to manteno hospital.

according to our music taste, we're two fine laydays! haha
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[User Picture]From: lady_avelin
2006-12-18 04:55 am (UTC)
Old psychedelic stuff ROCKS...the more obscure and far out the band and its music, the better!

I do like a lot of 80s stuff, too since that's primarily what I grew up with.
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[User Picture]From: iamcyber
2006-12-18 04:59 am (UTC)
(sorry bout that...didn't realize I was signed on under one of my other LJ accunts)
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