Westland, Michigan – Established in 1832
Episode 26 of the podcast discusses both the Eloise Asylum and Northville Psychiatric Hospital. Asylums and Mental Hospitals provide an eerie setting for a movie or television show but what really went on behind the scenes? Enjoy these photos which came from a 1913 book entitled ‘History of Eloise’ by Stanislas M. Keenan.
Only five of the 78 buildings along with the Eloise Cemetery remain today. The firehouse, power plant, commissary and D buildings still stand but the bakery fell victim to arson in 2020. The asylum inspired a movie, entitled simply ‘Eloise’ in 2017, was featured on an Episode of Travel Channel’s ‘Destination Fear’ and is currently being used as a state of the art Haunted Attraction.
You can read the book, available on the public domain here – https://archive.org/details/historyofeloisew0000keen/page/n3/mode/2up