Historic Ridges Walking Tour Mobile Workshop

APA Ohio Chapter


Friday, September 29, 2017
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

CM | 2.50

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The Ridges Walking Tour will take attendees on a guided tour on the grounds and buildings of the historic former Athens State Hospital. The area, now known as The Ridges, comprises about 730 acres of land and 700,000 gross square feet of buildings and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built following the Kirkbride Model, the asylum was a regional mental health hospital operated by the state of Ohio. The plan was designed to be self-sustaining with farms, orchards, dairy, and livestock all tended by patients and employees.


Tom O’Grady

Tour Guide

Contact Info

Christine Dersi Davis, info@ohioplanning.org