Eloise 1839-1984: Poorhouse, Farm, Asylum and Hospital Michigan (Images of America Series)

Eloise 1839-1984: Poorhouse, Farm, Asylum and Hospital Michigan (Images of America Series)

by Patricia Ibbotson, P. Ibbotson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


Eloise, which started out as a poorhouse, later became known as Wayne County General Hospital. From only 35 residents on 280 acres in 1839, the complex grew dramatically after the Civil War until the total land involved was 902 acres and the total number of patients was about 10,000. Today, all that remains are five buildings and a smokestack. Only one of them,… See more details below

Overview


Eloise, which started out as a poorhouse, later became known as Wayne County General Hospital. From only 35 residents on 280 acres in 1839, the complex grew dramatically after the Civil War until the total land involved was 902 acres and the total number of patients was about 10,000. Today, all that remains are five buildings and a smokestack. Only one of them, the Kay Beard Building, is currently used.

In Eloise: Poorhouse, Farm, Asylum, and Hospital, 1839-1984, this institution and medical center that cared for thousands of people over the years, is brought back to life. The book, in over 220 historic photographs, follows the facility's roots, from its beginnings as a poorhouse, to the founding of its psychiatric division and general hospital. The reader will also be able to trace the changing face of psychiatric care over the years. The book effectively captures what it was like to live, work, and play on Eloise's expansive grounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738519548
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
914,112
Product dimensions:
6.65(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


The author, Patricia Ibbotson, is a nurse, who worked at Eloise for over 23 years. She currently sits on the board of the Friends of Eloise, and she has been the editor of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine for seven years.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >