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Central and Western Heritage Trail


Western District and the Peak Route
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Old Lunatic Asylum (Chinese Block)
(Eastern Street Methadone Clinic)

45 Eastern Street

First opened in 1891 as a lunatic asylum for Chinese with beds for a maximum of 16 patients, this two-storey red-brick and granite structure was built in a Renaissance Classical Revival style with minimal ornamentation: it has a simple pitched roof, a half-basement and an arcade on the first floor. A one-storey building providing quarters for medical staff was later erected next to it. The building is now used as a methadone treatment clinic.

* This building is not open to the public

Old Lunatic Asylum
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