Just a few blocks from my house . . . .
One of the best panoramic views of the city is from the green copper dome of the old state hospital on Arsenal St. The building, now the St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, was built in 1869 as the St. Louis County Lunatic Asylum. The name was changed in 1876 to St. Louis city Insane Asylum, and later to City Sanitarium before being sold to the state for $1 in 1948, when it was renamed St. Louis State Hospital.