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Friday, April 22, 2011

SAN FERNANDO HOSPITAL 1927 - A MYSTERY

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY     2011

Many of you ask how can I be of help to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley in little ways. Well here's your chance.  Gary Fredburg just donated these two photographs to The Museum's archives, but I can't find anything about a San Fernando Hospital in 1927.
 Photo 2727 - San Fernando Hospital 1927  (click on image to enlarge)
 Photo 2727 - San Fernando Hospital 1927  (click on image to enlarge)

10 comments:

Neil Bethke said...

Early Olive View?

Julie said...

Late 1970's I worked at SF Community Hospital ( I think it was off Maclay) 35 beds ( the other side of the hospital was LA county mental health hospital( you could see the doors padlocked with chains through the adjoining doors..) GOOD Times

Jonathan said...

Possibly the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital in Sylmar? It opened April 11, 1926.

http://wikimapia.org/18178268/San-Fernando-Valley-Veteran-s-Hospital-Closed

Zug zug said...

Here is a photo of a hospital from the 1920s from the CSUN digital archive.

The lower left hand corner of the photo has some information that may or may not be helpful to you.


http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=%2FSFVH&CISOPTR=2549&CISOBOX=1&REC=10

Dan Field said...
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Dan Field said...

I checked with my wife if this could be her old place of employment, and she says that yes, the facade is even still there to this day. That would be the hospital that became the Sherman Way campus of Northridge Hospital until recently closed by Catholic Healthcare West in 2004. The closure leaves many a heart still broken among the close-knit medical community that practiced there.

It's located at 14500 Sherman Circle in Van Nuys. Still surrounded by active medical offices, it's often used as a filming set for medical settings.

Edit: Another friend who worked there a lot longer than my wife doesn't recognize the facade, and thinks this may have been a different hospital in the City of San Fernando, looking much like the mission, that was there at least as late as 1958.

mamma rock said...

I worked at Valley Hospital (prior to it becoming Northridge Hospital, Valley Campus) in the 1970's thru 1980's. There are mountains in the background in the 1st photo that would be more consistent with San Fernando than Van Nuys and the building itself is too small to be Valley Receiving (the old name to denote that it was a receiving hospital for all patients as opposed to a private hospital like Van Nuys Hospital off Van Nuys Blvd). There is a larger building to the left in the 1st photo, possibly the hospital building. The benches in the 2nd photo make me think that the building might be a small theatre.

Jami said...

Stetson Ranch? I used to live at Oakridge Mobile Home Estates on Glenoaks & Foothill Blvds and would often walk in the surrounding area where many abandoned/vacant buildings exist... maybe a rancho or hacienda ...?

jebe said...
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jebe said...

I was born in the San Fernando Hospital in 1962. I believe it is on Mott, cross street is Chatsworth. I think it is part of the UCLA family of offices.