Main Building Statistics

• 509,853 Sq. Ft. Kirkbride complex: Administration, South & North Wings

• Opened: October 18th, 1871

• Construction: 1868 to 1895

• Architect: Frederick Clarke Withers

• Abandoned in stages: 1970’s to 2005

• Age: Constructed 1868 – 1895

• Framing 1: Stone & Brick Foundations, Load Bearing Walls, Brick Arches

• Framing 2: Fireproof Steel Beams Wood on Wood Joists, Exposed Steel Beams

• Walls: Brick

• Floors: Wood on Wood Joists, & Concrete on Brick Arches

• Windows: Wood Double Hung with Some Exterior Metal Gaurds & Wood Screens

• Partitions: Wood & Glass, Brick, Concrete Block, Wood, Slate, Wire Mesh

• Roofs: Slate, Metal

• Area: Basement & Four Floors

• Total Gross Area: 509,853 Sq. Ft.

• Total Net Area: 244,791 Sq. Ft.

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