Sawtelle Veterans Home

The Sawtelle Veterans Home was a care home for disabled American veterans in what is today part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area (see Sawtelle, Los Angeles) in California in the United States. The Home, formally the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, was established in 1887 on 300 acres (1.2 km2) of Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica lands donated by Senator John P. Jones and Arcadia B. de Baker. The following year, the site grew by an additional 200 acres (0.81 km2); in 1890, 20 acres (0.081 km2) more were appended for use as a veterans' cemetery. With more than 1,000 veterans in residence, a new hospital was erected in 1900. This hospital was replaced in 1927 by the Wadsworth Hospital.

Read more about Sawtelle Veterans Home:  National Asylum For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Pacific Branch

Other articles related to "sawtelle veterans home, home, veterans":

Sawtelle Veterans Home - Pacific Branch - Veterans Administration
... The National Home and the Veterans Bureau, were combined into the United States Veterans Administration by President Hoover in 1930 ... The Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital building (VA Wadsworth Medical Center) was opened in 1977 ... tertiary care facility that provides a broad range of health care services to veterans ...

Famous quotes containing the words home and/or veterans:

    ...I think the Americans are the only people who have good beds. I consider the American bedroom unparalleled for freshness, comfort, and cleanliness. It is worth going all over Europe in order to come home to one’s own bed.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    My gentleman gives the law where he is; he will outpray saints in chapel, outgeneral veterans in the field, and outshine all courtesy in the hall. He is good company for pirates, and good with academicians; so that it is useless to fortify yourself against him; he has the private entrance to all minds, and I could as easily exclude myself, as him.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)