HENRYTON CENTER

Henryton State Hospital is located in a wooded, steeply sloped rural area in central Maryland. The facility was established in the 1920′s as a tuberculosis hospital for the “Negro” population. Henryton was converted to a facility serving the developmentally disabled population (i.e., mental retardation) in 1962, and closed in 1985. It has been vacant since closing. However, the Maryland State Police currently use the facility on occasion to train police dogs and demonstrate how to conduct searches, etc. The property is currently for sale but having trouble selling due to environmental issues and the historical value of the buildings some of which cannot be torn down. The quiet site has become a popular target for metal scrappers, vandals and arsons. Sadly much of what you see in these photos has since been destroyed by fire including the old theatre. The Henryton campus consists of eighteen buildings, with a total of 228,000 square feet. The campus is located on 46 acres in the middle of a State Park. The main buildings at Henryton include three connecting multi-story structures, built between the 1920′s and 1940, containing approximately 119,000 square feet. The earliest building comprised the original tuberculosis hospital. Two additions were built and renovations were made to the original building between the time of the original construction and 1940. There are also five support buildings located nearby. These were built between 1936 and 1952 and contain approximately 96,000 square feet. Seven small maintenance buildings or sheds scattered throughout the campus were constructed between the 1920′s and 1940 and have a total of 8,000 square feet of space. Finally, there are three other maintenance buildings constructed between 1957 and 1960.