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Hawthorne Fun Fact

Oregon Hospital for the InsaneDid you know that Hawthorne Blvd used to be named Asylum Avenue back in the 1800’s? It received this name due to the street housing an insane asylum called the Oregon Hospital for the Insane. The "distasteful" name Asylum Avenue was abandoned in April of 1888 and later renamed Hawthorne Blvd after J.C. Hawthorne the cofounder of the mental hospital.