Photo via Flickr CC, Don...The UpNorth Memories Guy... Harrison and J.H. Cave
The complex that used to house the Eloise Psychiatric Hospital on Michigan Avenue in Westland is up for sale, the Detroit Free Press
reported yesterday. The asking price? A cool $1.5 million.
Currently under Wayne County ownership, an interested buyer could scoop up the 50+ acres which includes
a fire house from the 1800s, a decommissioned power plant, two maintenance buildings, and a parking lot.
The Eloise Psychiatric Hospital first opened as a "poorhouse" in 1830 and took in some 10,000 residents during its heyday, before transitioning to an institution for the mentally ill and finally shuttering in 1984.
Now see: 8 fantastic photos of the Eloise Psychiatric Hospital and its patients>>