A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Old Main
Old Main at Court and Whitesboro Street in Utica is a venerable building that once housed the Utica State Hospital, a pioneering mental health facility during the late 1800s.
The Getty photo focuses on the chain-linked facade rather than capture the grandeur of this Upstate New York landmark that served at the state’s first mental health facility.
The building and grounds are under the control of the state Office of Mental Health. There’s little, if anything, the city can do to change this blight, if that’s what it’s seen as.