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Agnews State Hospital, Employees Cottage, North Circle Drive, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA



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Item Title
Agnews State Hospital, Employees Cottage, North Circle Drive, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA

Location
North Circle Drive, Santa%2525252525252525252525252525252525252BClara, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2710-AR
Building/structure dates: 1914 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1998 demolished
Significance: Building 109 is significant during the period from 1914 to 1941 as an integral 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 109, the Cottage for Employees (Men and Women) represents the portion of the new plan dedicated to staff residences. Building 109 and Building 108 served as group housing for employees most of whom worked as nurses and attendants in the patient facilities. In keeping with the pavilion model advocated by Leonard Stocking, Superintendent of the Hospital from 1904 to 1931, Building 109 was constructed as a small, specialized housing unit surrounded by grass and trees. In addition, Building 109 and the other structures from the 1907 plan are important as early attempts to use reinforced concrete as an earthquake and fire-resistant material.

Related Names
Stock, Jody, Historian
Corbett, Michael, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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