Central State Hospital Historic District

Also known as: Dodge Correctional Facility
Lincoln St. between Beaver Dam and Mason Sts., Waupun, Wisconsin

A maximum security correctional institution located in Waupun, Wisconsin

Photos 

Main Entrance

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2013

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Description 

The Dodge County Correctional Institution was converted from the Central State Hospital for the Criminally Insane to an adult correctional facility in 1977. In 1993, the facility was doubled in size.

While in operation as the Central State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Ed Gein resided here before being moved to the Mendota Mental Hospital.

For his attempt to kill Theodore Roosevelt, attempted presidential assassin John Schrank was a guest of the Central State Hospital from 1912-1943.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1991
Reference number
91001395
Architectural style
American Movement: Prairie School
Area of significance
Health/Medicine
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic function
Hospital
Current function
Hospital
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos

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