This is the property of the state. It is a handsome, large, and appropriate building, situate on an eminence in the eastern part of the city, north of the road to Philadelphia. The sick are accommodated in it with private apartments, at a moderate rate, have the best attendance, and under the care of the best physicians of the city. This building is also appropriated to the accommodation of lunatics from the diflferent counties of the state. The cost of the ground and buildings was $140,000.
Excerpted from Charles Varle, A complete view of Baltimore (Baltimore, MD: Samuel Young, 1833), 23.