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Agnews State Hospital, Physician's Cottage & Garage, South Side of Palm Drive, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB194101
BWPhotos 377198

HB194102
BWPhotos 377199

HB194103
BWPhotos 377200

HB194104
BWPhotos 377201


Item Title
BWPhotos 377201

Location
South Side of Palm Drive, Santa%2525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BClara, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2710-AE
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1998 subsequent work
These structure were relocated in 1998.

Significance: Building 102 is significant during the period from 1920 to 1952 as a component of the reconstruction of Agnews State Hospital in a pavilion plan. The 1907 design for the hospital symbolized not only a reconfiguration of buildings into smaller structures in a park-like setting, but an important change in the perspectives on and the treatment of patients. Agnews was the first mental facility in California to switch from the confinement and permanent housing of patients to humane treatment with the hope of release. Building 102, the Physician's Cottage, represents the portion of the new hospital dedicated to single-family staff residences. Building 102 and Building 101 served as on-site housing for doctors and their families.

Related Names
Porter, William A., Photographer
Stock, Jody, Historian
Corbett, Michael, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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