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Title
Veterans' Hospital, San Fernando
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1926
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
The United States Veteran's Bureau Hospital, located at 13000 Sayre Street in Sylmar was the first Veteran's 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.
The grounds of the Veterans' Hospital in San Fernando. Seen are the Main Building (left and center) and the Administration Building (right). Photo dated April 2, 1926.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00039142
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 233
CARL0000044660
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/12900
Subject
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)
Veterans' hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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