Apple Creek Developmental Center

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Apple Creek Developmental Center
Trading name Apple Creek Developmental Center, ACDC
Formerly called Apple Creek State Institute
Type Residential mental health and substance abuse facilities
Industry Health & Social Care
Fate Dissolved
Headquarters Apple Creek, Ohio, United States
Number of locations 2532 S. Apple Creek Rd., Apple Creek, Ohio, Apple Creek, Ohio

History[edit | edit source]

Plaque that was placed on McIntosh Hall that was once located on the Apple Creek Developmental Center's campus.

The large brick building called McIntosh Hall was constructed between 1948 to 1949. When this State building project was designed and constructed it was known as the "Hospital Building for Apple Creek State School, formerly Apple Creek Institution for the Feeble Minded." The architect was Joseph A. Gattozzi of Cleveland, Ohio. The original blueprints the State of Ohio had drawn-up were dated May 24, 1947.

Local newspapers indicate it was closed down sometime in February of 2006 and the building was later demolished.

Newspaper articles[edit | edit source]

  • August 02, 1949: "Ohio Will Have Over $11 Million at Apple Creek: Hospital Building Nears End" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p..
  • November 17, 1958: "Three Buildings are Part of Apple Creek's Share in State Bond Issue" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p. 5.
  • November 19, 1958: "Classification Center Is Step Toward New Apple Creek..." by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p. 12.
  • November 20, 1958: "New Center Give Mental Patients Things to Do, Link with Reality" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p. 22.
  • February 20, 1977:"Apple Creek Closes Its 'Prison'" by Unknown Author, Akron Beacon Journal article, Section S
  • July 08, 1978: "Following Renovation... Monday Is 'Moving Day' at ACSI" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p. 19.
  • November 14, 1981: "ACDC Conversion Into Prison Clears Senate" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p. 7.
  • August 01, 1983:"Pawns in the Game of Politics" by Unknown Author, The Cleveland Plain Dealer Magazine article, p.9
  • February 19, 1984:"Part 2: Working on 'The Hill'" by Unknown Author, The Sunday Express article, p.7-9
  • February 26, 1984:"Part 3: ACDC Heads for Future" by Unknown Author, The Sunday Express article, Section S
  • February 02, 2006: "Work is winding down at ACDC: Farewell part, open house are Feb. 14" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p. B1, 2.
  • February 12, 2006:"Home No More: After 75 years, Apple Creek center closing doors to disabled Ohioans" by Unknown Author, The Columbus Dispatch article, p.A1, A6
  • February 16, 2006: "Staying until the end: Current and former ACDC workers attend farewell party" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p. A-1.

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