Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, Ward D

Chestnut Street
Foxboro, Mass.

Year Built: 1891

This building was built in 1891 and is on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of a National Register Historic District.

This building has high-styled and significant elements, including window arches, decorative brick moldings, a tower and an original cornice, which has been preserved. the eastern facade has two gables and arounded bow-front.

This building is identicial to Building B. This is one of five Brigham-designed buildings in a group on this property. Each building individually is significant and as a group, the scale is so large that they are even more impressive. They were also considered the finest hospital of their kind when opened.


• National Register


• Massachusetts Cultural Resources Information System, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Inventory No. FOX.181 (Foxborough State Hospital, Ward D, 1891, Brigham & Spofford, architects).

• National Register of Historic Places, added 7/19/1994, Brigham & Spofford, architects, National Park Service #94000695.

• "Charles Brigham," MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects, Adolph Placzek, entry written by Margaret Henderson Floyd, 1982, p. 288-9 (Inebriates Hospital, 1888-1889, Foxboro, Mass., Charles Brigham architect).

• Massachusetts Historical Commission, Form B, Foxborough, #181.

• "Charles Brigham," Boston of To-day, Richard Herndon, Post Publishing, Boston, 1892, pp. 156-157 (". . . [A]nd among the recent building designed by him . . . Inebriatesí Hospital at Foxborough.").

• National Register Historic District, 7/19/1994, National Park Service #94000695.


1984, Massachusetts Historical Commission

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