Monument dedication set for
Central State cemetery
On Monday, June 2 at 10:30 am Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, City/County Councilor Marilyn Pfisterer, and the Indiana Medical History Museum will dedicate a new grave marker in the Central State Hospital Cemetery (182 North Tibbs Avenue).The final resting place of 389 former patients of Central State Hospital, known as an insane asylum, when it opened in 1848. (It closed in 1994.)
The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near west side of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.