Westborough State Hospital Memorial

With demolition of Westborough State Hospital currently underway, we have been working with the town, Costello Dismantling and Pulte Homes to obtain items to build a memorial with. So far we've obtained the Codman cupola, a Kennedy cupola, the Talbot date sign, and we have agreements to obtain additional architectural features, most notably the columns in front of the administration building.

We've been successfully navigating that first challenge, and now we need to start fundraising for the actual construction of the memorial. The design itself has been evolving. Initially we were expecting a small memorial using a couple columns. Since that time we've been working with town officials and former Westborough State Hospital staff to design a larger, more fitting memorial dedicated to the memory of the patients and staff who lived and worked within the hospital, as well as others for whom Westborough State Hospital has held a special place in their heart.

The memorial itself will be built on land owned by the town, overlooking Lake Chauncy, on the campus of the former hospital. The goal is for it not just to be a memorial, but for some part of the hospital to remain an active part of the Westborough community. At this point though the memorial is entirely funded through donations and we need to raise enough before we can move on to actually building it.

We are a registered nonprofit with the state of Massachusetts and a registered 501(c)3, non profit, tax exempt organization.

Here's the most recent sketch, done by Fran Marchand, former facilities engineer at Westborough State Hospital.:

Removal of the Codman cupola:

Removal of a Kennedy cupola:

Proposed location overlooking Lake Chauncy:

Fundraising team (3)

Jon Maynard
Westborough, MA
Westborough State Hospital Memorial Inc.
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Anna Graham
Team member
Robert Duffy
Team member

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