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Bowling Association aids vets
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
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
Radiators--California--Los Angeles
Windows--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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