Western North Carolina Hospital for the Insane

A. G. Bauer, architect (1886); Samuel Sloan, architect (1875-1883); James Walker, contractor (1875-1883; 1886)
Variant Name(s):

Broughton Hospital


1875-1883; 1886 [addition]; 1890s [addition]

Morganton, Burke County
Street Address:

Broughton Rd., Morganton, NC




Health Care

Images Published In:

Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture (1990).
Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern, and Jennifer F. Martin, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (1999).
William B. Bushong, “A. G. Bauer, North Carolina’s New South Architect,” North Carolina Historical Review, 60.3 (July 1983).
Harold N. Cooledge, Jr., Samuel Sloan, Architect of Philadelphia, 1814-1884 (1986).


Completion of the Western North Carolina Hospital for the Insane, as designed by Samuel Sloan and with James Walker serving as contractor, was delayed due to financial problems and stopped in 1883, with only the central section and one wing completed. After Sloan’s death in 1884, A. G. Bauer designed the building’s north wing, which was built in 1886. An annex was added a few years later.