So follow me down, I’ll show you around. There’s a place we gotta go.

" No State in the union has provided more generously to its wards and unfortunates than Minnesota...Of the fifteen or more public institutions in the state, the greatest, the most complete, the most perfectly constructed,is the state hospital for the insane in Fergus Falls...The hospital here is a model institution..."Intertwined with host community, both city and asylumswelled with local pride. Built to treat mental deficiencies, the state hospital was welcomed by the city as an economic opportunity. Unique among Minnesota institutions in its planning and construction, it existed within an American system already 140 institutions strong by 1880.Influenced by them, along with its own geography,the hospital represents a blending of major treatment and architectural issues within a local construct".