Historical Note -- STANISLAUS County Hospital/ Poor Farm

Submitted by Carolyn Feroben   [Sweetwater@Sierratel.com]
Hi !

I have found another reference for a California Almshouse in Modesto. It is just briefly noted in
A Memorial and Biographical History of The Counties of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa, Lewis Publishing, 1892.

In the biography of Julien MOUROT it reads:

He made important changes in the original plans of the Tynan block, and is the designer of the Stanislaus County Hospital and Almshouse, a magnificent two-story frame edifice, now completed at Modesto, at a cost of $15,000. In making the design and specifications for this structure, Mr. MOUROT was thrown in competition with fourteen of the leading architects of the State, and the fact that his design was accepted over all others speaks well in his favor.

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Would appreciate any further information on this County Hospital and Almshouse/Poorhouse. Especially if you know where the records may be!

Thank you, Carolyn

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