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Title
Scenic hospital
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Robbins, Jeff
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1964
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The United States Veterans Administration Hospital, located at 13000 Sayre Street in Sylmar was the first Veterans Bureau hospital to be constructed on the Pacific Coast. It consisted of twenty buildings costing approximately $1,500,000 and had one of the finest tubercular institutions in the world. Upon completion, it could accommodated 232 beds, and in case of an emergency, could handle 1,000 cases. The American Legion medical committee headed by Dr. Browning, assisted the Veteran's Bureau in drawing the plans and superintending the work. The hospital stood until the earthquake on Feb. 9, 1971, when it collapsed. The site is now a tree-shaded park with a view of Pacoima Canyon and a plaque memorializing the quake's 65 dead.
Photograph caption dated May 23, 1964 reads, "The San Fernando Veterans Hospital located in the foothills of Sylmar, offers a panoramic view. The hospital was developed as a communicable chest disease facility, but changed its mission to a general hospital last July 1."; See images #00116972 through #00116974 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00116973
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d019_f7_i25
CARL0005338110
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/50918
Subject
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)
Hospitals--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Hospital buildings--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Veterans' hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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