Help Save Danvers State Hospital

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The Kirkbride building of Danvers State Hospital is in danger of being destroyed. Located in Danvers, MA., the Kirkbride building was built in the 1870's and was in use until the 1980's. The beautifully gothic building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was featured in the film, Session Nine.
Years of neglect have taken their toll on the structure. Now, several interested parties are pushing to demolish all but a token section of the building in order to capitalize on the valuable land on which the building currently stands. The professionals called in by the town historians feel that at least the outside of the building is capable of being saved. The professionals hired by the developers claim that most of the building is beyond repair. Please lend your support to this petition, and show that you believe that this unique and beautiful piece of history is worth saving.