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The Kirkbride building of Danvers State Hospital is in danger of being destroyed. Located in Danvers, MA., the Kirkbride building was built in the 1870's and was in use until the 1980's. The beautifully gothic building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was featured in the film, Session Nine.
Years of neglect have taken their toll on the structure. Now, several interested parties are pushing to demolish all but a token section of the building in order to capitalize on the valuable land on which the building currently stands. The professionals called in by the town historians feel that at least the outside of the building is capable of being saved. The professionals hired by the developers claim that most of the building is beyond repair. Please lend your support to this petition, and show that you believe that this unique and beautiful piece of history is worth saving.

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Latest Signatures

  • 28 February 20161000. Robert Poolej
    I support this petition
  • 27 February 2016999. Marian A
    Please save U.S. history - too much is already gone! (A former MA resident with a similar dilemma where I now live) City and State Woodstown, Salem County, NJ
  • 27 February 2016998. Robert J
    В City and State В
  • 25 February 2016997. Sean G
    В City and State В
  • 25 February 2016996. Brian W
    В City and State В
  • 20 February 2016995. Lisa B
    I support this petition
  • 18 February 2016994. Crystal A
    No Kirkbride building should ever ever be destroyed. They are historical momuments of our past. City and State Glendo Wyoming
  • 13 February 2016993. Eric E
    this place is history and destroying it is a sin City and State peabody, mass
  • 12 February 2016992. Timothy C
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 2016991. Sarah N
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016990. Venir D
    the buliding should be known for what it was and not what you want it to be its historic and it should stay that way City and State peabody mass
  • 08 February 2016989. Dionne Lf
    Our children need to "see" history not just read about it in books. What will my son have to view if we've torn down every old building that was ever made? I love all historic building and I don't beleive that enough thought is going into their destructio
  • 07 February 2016988. Kenneth O
    This is a treasure that shouldn't be destroyed. It is important to hold onto our history. Some people question that we are holding onto mistakes best forgotten. Isn't it from our mistakes that we learn what not to do? It is sad to see such tangible histor
  • 05 February 2016987. Rachael R
    I don't think a historical building should be torn down or changed into apartments. City and State Salem, MA
  • 31 January 2016986. Mike Morrow
    В City and State Chicago, IL
  • 29 January 2016985. Joanna B
    Save this historic building. History can't be replaced. City and State Salem, MA
  • 29 January 2016984. Lacey K
    I support this petition
  • 24 January 2016983. Kris S
    I feel that no building on the historial preservation list should be torn down for the construction of condominiums. This building has been a landmark to many visitors to the town of Danvers for many years , therefore should not be demolished. Please take
  • 23 January 2016982. Eva G
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016981. Sandra B
    please dont tear it down. City and State lowell, ma
  • 16 January 2016980. Mark Catalanol
    This building and what it represents is part of our history. Just think if the Europeans tore down their historic buildings. We have a short histroy as it is, let's not destroy what little we have for the sake of making a buck! City and State Austin, TX
  • 14 January 2016979. Jason Gordon
    Email The Danvers Local Government and tell them what you think of their so called chapter Chapter XXIX Demolition of Historically Significant Buildings & Structures. Link: Email: City and
  • 09 January 2016978. Emily Z
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016977. Eric Mcknight
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016976. David L
    don't disrupt the dead , for it is cursed by the sins of many ! City and State Rowley Mass
  • 05 January 2016975. Tyla T
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016974. Derek S
    I support this petition

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