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Appendix of Buildings on Eloise Grounds

Thank you SO MUCH to Mark Boone for providing 95% of these great pictures, this site would be nothing without your generosity! Pictures and written history from A History of the Wayne County Infirmary, Psychiatric, and General Hospital Complex at Eloise, Michigan: 1832-1982 by Alvin C. Clark.

Institutional Buildings- 1832-1982

Poor Houses and General Medical Facilities

     
Building
Year
Since 1932
Prior 1932
Original Bed Capacity
Remarks
1832
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Located in Detroit (Hamtramck). Razed, date unknown.
1839
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Black Horse Tavern, removed 1845.
1846
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Additions: 1856, 1858, 1873, 1888. Converted to Fourth County House, 1890's.
1896
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Foundation and structure used for Dr. W. J. Seymour Hospital, "C" Building, 1933.
1887
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"A" Building

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Razed 1930.
1914
"B" Building
"C" Building (Fourth County House)
200
Razed 1960.
1903
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Dicontinued use when T.B. Sanitarium was built.
1911
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Razed 1960.
1925
"A" Building
"D" Building
392
Built to house women infirmary patients. Under Board of Auditors control in 1974.
1933
"C" Building
"B" Building
500
First General Hospital Operation.
1931

"N" Building

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5,000
Originally called the "barracks," two wings added in 1932, NE end of building.
1962
"O" Building
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525
Second General Hospital building.
Long Term Care Facility (Walter Ruether Building)
1974
"P" Building
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358
Replaced "N" Building as extended care facility. Sold to State for psychiatric use 10/1/79.
     
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Psychiatric Care Buildings

     
Building
Year
Since 1932
Prior 1932
Original Bed Capacity
Remarks
First separate buildings used for the insane
1840's
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Two buildings, one NE and one NW of County House; first used to separate mental patients from other infirmary patients.
1868
"E" Building
"B" Building
307
Main asylum building until "D" Building Center extended 1876, reconstructed 1899, east and west wings added 1905 and 1906; razed 1955.
1887
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"A" Building
Open Wards
Razed 1930.
1893
"F" Building

"C"Building

170
Razed 1955.
Women's Insane Hospital
1903
1915
1922
1924
1925
1928
1929
"G" through "M"
"D" through "J"
165
270
240
374
272
320
342
Razed 1955.
Vacated 1973.
Vacated 1973.
Vacated 1973
Vacated 1973.
Vacated 1973.
Vacated 1973. (Used as County
Jail Annex).
1931
"D" Building (Present Structure known as Kay Beard Building)
"A" Building
409
Psychiatric facility and Institutional administrative offices until "O" Building was contructed.
     
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Employee Residence Buildings


     
Building
Year
Remarks
Apartment Building and Cafeteria
(After 1915, only letter designations were used for new buildings.)
1921
Addition in 1923.
Brick Bungalow
1920
Formerly called Steamfitter's Residence.
1914
Formerly called Employees Brick Tenement.
Brick Residence
1895-1930
Altered 1920 and 1930.
Cement Cottage
1913
Razed in 1959.
1895
Constructed to house hospital bookkeeper and Superintendent.
Electrician's Cottage
1893
Torn down 1924.
Gardner's Cottage and Garage (formerly called Farm Cottage)
1926
Built to house farm hands, later used for general employee housing.
1923
Additions in 1925 and 1928.
     

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