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Title
Bowling Association aids vets
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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
1961
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 March 30, 1961 reads, "Recreation and rehabilitation for veterans at San Fernando Veterans Administration Hospital will be provided by $2,687.73 check Mrs. Vice Hardy of San Fernando Valley Women's Bowling Association presents to R. A. Kerber, hospital assistant manager. Others at presentation, made on behalf of California Woman's Bowling Association from tournament profits, were from left, Mmes Lou Melchoir, San Fernando WBA; Doris Scott, San Gabriel Valley WBA, and Gertie May, Santa Monica WBA."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00116964
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d019_f7_i16
CARL0005338101
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/50910
Subject
San Fernando Valley Women's Bowling Association
California Woman's Bowling Association
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)--Employees
Hospitals--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Veterans' hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Veterans--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Women bowlers--California--Los Angeles
Checks--California--Los Angeles
Photographs
Radiators--California--Los Angeles
Windows--California--Los Angeles
Blinds
Interiors--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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