Lexington’s Eastern State Hospital included a 400-acre farm and was an isolated institution, separate from the surrounding community. Many employees lived on the grounds in cottages, dormitories, separate rooms in the main hospital building, or wards with the residents. The hospital residents and staff grew and prepared most of the food consumed. A dedicated train station provided the remaining food, supplies, and coal for the on-site boilers. In 1956, over 300 acres of the farm were sold to IBM and later became Lexmark. As late as 1967, the hospital had 1,000 patients in residence. In the 1990s, the few remaining long-term patients were progressively discharged and the hospital became solely an acute-care psychiatric hospital, with 1,600–2,000 admissions per year from a catchment area in central and northern Kentucky. In 1995, the state asked the Bluegrass Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board, which was operating community mental health centers, to run the hospital as well.