Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, Gymnasium and Chapel

Chestnut Street
Foxboro, Mass.

Year Built: 1899

This is a Bulfinch-inspired Greek Revival building of significance because of its compact proportions and fine detail.

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 Historical Commission, Form B, Foxborough, #183

• "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).

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

• "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.

• Massachusetts Cultural Resources Information System, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Inventory No. FOX.183, (Foxborough State Hospital, Gymnasium and Chapel, 1899, Brigham & Spofford, architects).


1984, Massachusetts Historical Commission

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