Black and white photograph of the Occupational therapy cottage, Rochester State Hospital, c.1940.

Occupational therapy cottage, Rochester State Hospital

Occupational therapy cottage, Rochester State Hospital, c.1940.

Black and white photograph of farm buildings, Rochester State Hospital, c.1940.

Farm buildings, Rochester State Hospital

Farm buildings, Rochester State Hospital, c.1940.

Black and white photograph of the Administration Building of the Rochester State Hospital, c.1930.

Administration Building of the Rochester State Hospital

Administration Building of the Rochester State Hospital, c.1930.

Black and white photograph of women reading in library, Rochester State Hospital, c.1930.

Women reading in library, Rochester State Hospital

Women reading in library, Rochester State Hospital, c.1930.

Black and white photograph of personnel, Rochester State Hospital, 1925.

Personnel, Rochester State Hospital

Personnel, Rochester State Hospital, 1925.

Black and white photograph of the interior, Rochester State Hospital, 1918.

Interior, Rochester State Hospital

Interior, Rochester State Hospital, 1918.

Black and white photograph of a Rochester State Hospital exhibit at the State Fair, c.1915.

Rochester State Hospital exhibit at the State Fair

Rochester State Hospital exhibit at the State Fair, c.1915.

Black and white photograph of the kitchen, Rochester State Hospital, March 18, 1905.

Kitchen, Rochester State Hospital

Kitchen, Rochester State Hospital, March 18, 1905.

Rochester State Hospital

Rochester State Hospital opened on January 1, 1879, as Minnesota’s second hospital for the insane. It served as part of Minnesota’s state hospital system until 1982, when changing trends in treatment for the mentally ill and lack of funding led to its closure.

Color image of a Lifepak 12 defibrillator manufactured by Medtronic. Photographed on June 12, 2006.

Medtronic defibrillator

Lifepak 12 defibrillator manufactured by Medtronic. Photographed on June 12, 2006.

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