Northern Michigan Asylum was established in 1881 as a psychiatric hospital near downtown Traverse City. As treatments and care changed for patients over the decades the hospital was outdated and closed in 1989. Many of the buildings have been renovated and repurposed into office spaces and retail shopping and dining. The complex is now called The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. A few of the old asylum buildings are still waiting to be renovated like the one in the photo. If you are ever in Traverse City be sure to check out the shops in building Building 50. You can see more at their website HERE
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