Sonoma County Hospital Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

The Sonoma County Hospital was designed by Santa Rosa architect, John I. Easterly (1885-1974) in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Construction began in 1936 and the hospital was completed and dedicated on April 24, 1937. The cost was approximately $300,000 of which $137,000 (45%) was supplied by the National Public Works Administration (PWA), and the remainder was supplied by Sonoma County with only a slight increase in taxes during 1936 and 1937.

Postcard of Sonoma County Hospital

Postcard of Sonoma County Hospital

The  Hospital is one of several architectural gems that were undertaken during the New Deal Era that can be found throughout Sonoma County.

For more on the subject of California’s New Deal art and architecture be sure to check out the web site for California’s Living New Deal Project.

About Katherine J. Rinehart

Katherine J. Rinehart received a MA in History from Sonoma State University in 1994. For the past 19 years, Ms. Rinehart has worked in various positions within the fields of Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation and is currently employed by the Sonoma County Library where she has worked in the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Department since 2002. Katherine is the author of Petaluma: A History in Architecture, a contributor to Celebrating Petaluma published by the Petaluma Sesquicentennial Committee and the Petaluma Visitors Program. Ms. Rinehart is an occasional contributor to the Press Democrat and is proud to be a Petaluma Good Egg.
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One Response to Sonoma County Hospital Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

  1. Brian Draper says:

    Am trying to get medical records from Sonoma County Hospital for the year 1950. Any help you can give would be helpful.

    Best Regards,
    Brian Draper

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