Goodbye to Old Wisconsin Memorial Hospital?

Update: According to the WSJ, the state has canceled the contract to demolish the Wisconsin Memorial Hospital and is reconsidering plans to rehabilitate it.

April 17, 2009
The state is considering demolishing the historic Wisconsin Memorial Hospital, which was built in 1922 and functioned as a mental hospital for many years, mainly serving Wisconsin veterans who fought in World War I. The hospital has been empty for 15 years, and locals know it as one of the scariest haunts in the area. It is built on land right next to Native American burial mounds and the old asylum building, which is now the Mendota Mental Health Institute.