Opened: May 1930
Location: 445 Wawona Street
San Francisco, CA
"The First Church of Christ, Scientist" selected the plot of land in the newly-developed West Portal neighborhood for its west coast nursing facility in the 1920s. On a beautifully landscaped twelve acres the home provides residential living, nursing training, and nursing care under Christian Science standards (no medicine, no physical therapy, faith in God to heal).
The chalet-like main building has been recognized as an architecural landmark by the City of San Francisco and has been recently renovated and refurbished by Arden Wood Inc.
Images: 1) A series of three postcards from 1930 depicting "Christian Science Sanitorium, Arden Wood". Photographs by Morton & Co. (Courtesy of SW LaBounty Collection).
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