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Old 11-16-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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Hey I was looking at pictures of the Cascade Park apartments, and I couldn't help but think that it looks like an old insane alsylum. Does anyone know the history of this building? I'm very intrigued by it regardless.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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I don't know the history but the pictures look interesting

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Hi, I realize you posted this a long time ago and probably have since found answers to your questions, but just in case you haven't here is a very brief history. The original structure was built in 1885 for James John Hagerman. There were several small additions built before 1899 when the home was sold to Absalom Hunter as an investment, and so then sat vacant, though maintained, for 23 years until Benjamin Lefkowsky bought it in 1922. He and his family lived in it for a few years and then began the transformation into what it is today, adding several additions (all the parts of the stone building that are stucco) also building the large brick building, and transforming it into an apartment complex. It is on the National Register of Historic Places under Hagerman Mansion, so you can find a lot of interesting information about it in their online archives. But to answer your specific question, no it was never an insane asylum, just a very flashy and stylistic late Victorian mansion.
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