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



B&W Photos

HB194221
BWPhotos 377214

HB194222
BWPhotos 377215

HB194223
BWPhotos 377216

HB194224
BWPhotos 377217

HB194225
BWPhotos 377218


Item Title
BWPhotos 377218

Location
South Side of Palm Drive, Santa%25252525252BClara, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2710-AK
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1998 subsequent work
In 1998, the garage was demolished & the cottage was relocated.

Significance: Building 106 is significant during the period from 1934 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. Although constructed later, Building 106, the Assistant Physician's Cottage, represents the portion of the new hospital dedicated to single-family staff residences. Building 106 served as on-site housing for doctors and their families and later for senior staff.

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


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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