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  • John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection

Agnew Hospital and Sanitarium, San Diego

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Picture postcard of Agnew Hospital and Sanitarium, San Diego, California
circa 1911
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David Gochenauer (1841-1917) is given credit for founding the Agnew Hospital and Sanitarium on the northeast corner of Beech at Fifth Avenue. The training school for nurses that was started at a private residence there in 1900 was the first in San Diego. On June 9, 1906, the cornerstone was laid of the new building shown on this picture postcard. The establishment as advertised in the 1907 City and County Directory of San Diego looks like this illustration. In another 1907 publication, the Railway and Tourist Free Guide to San Diego, 2nd edition, the facilities were described as including "roof gardens and large porches for outdoor patients." In the illustration on this picture postcard, streetcar tracks can be seen on the unpaved road. The postmark on the back of this card is for 1911.
Agnew Sanitarium; Agnew Hospital; San Diego; Hospitals; Sanitariums; David Gochenauer; Nursing schools
464 Beech Street
California - San Diego
  • John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection
3.5 inches x 5.5 inches
PC-000-931B; also City & County Directory 1907 ad in front, with further entries & ad on p.673; San Diego History Center photo #6723 (1920); PC-000-937 & -938; San Diego Union Tribune, June 3, 2007, "This Week in History"
[hand printed in lower left corner]
Agnew Hospital
San Diego, Cal.
  • San Diego State University Library and Information Access, Special Collections and University Archives
19.78 MB