Eastern State Hospital, Historic Building Documentation & Treatment Plan

WA Department of Health & Social Services

project information

Historic Properties Survey
23 Buildings

project overview

BLRB was engaged to conduct a historic property inventory and assessment of 23 buildings on the campus of Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake, Washington. Originally established in 1887, the hospital evolved significantly over the decades, adding and repurposing buildings as the hospital’s programs and capacity required.

The final project report included the establishment of a historic record for the hospital’s facilities that also provides a guide for future building improvements and additions. A condition assessment was performed on each building, and each was ranked in accordance with a determination of historic significance. A treatment and restoration plan was also developed for each building contained in the report.