Henryton Center was established in 1922 for the care of African-American tuberculosis patients.  Sarah A. Collins Fernandis, the first African-American female social worker in Maryland, was instrumental in the erection of this facility.  In 1963 the hospital was transferred to the Department of Mental Hygiene and began operation as a training and habilitation program for severely and profoundly retarded ambulatory adults. The center was closed in 1985.


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5 Responses to Henryton

  1. Jim says:

    Great set of photos. I love exploring old, abandoned places like this. Here’s my latest:

    Another Warning
  2. glsmyth says:

    You have a nice set of images. Places of this sort offer many possibilities.

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