Just outside Detroit, Michigan, a poorhouse was built in the early 1800s. In addition to treating the mentally ill, Eloise Hospital had many other uses, pioneered treatments, and was once pronounced the most expensive psychiatric facility in the world.

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SOURCES:
https://web.archive.org/web/20140512231142/http://www.thewaynedispatch.com/history-of-eloise/
https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/westland/2020/08/07/former-eloise-asylum-westland-could-become-hotel-event-space/3305085001/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eloise_(psychiatric_hospital)
https://fornology.blogspot.com/2018/05/when-we-called-insane-asylum-eloise.html

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