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City of Hope Historical Highlights

hist-highlightsCreated for City of Hope’s press kit, I researched and wrote the content, as well as managed the project.

1913 – The Jewish Consumptive Relief Association (JCRA)–the precursor to City of Hope–buys 10 acres in Duarte, California, to establish a nonsectarian, free-care tuberculosis sanatorium.

1914 – Cornerstone for “City of Hope” laid.

1915 – First cottage erected to accommodate three patients.

1921 – First stucco structure built, named the “San Francisco building,” in honor of the distant friends who had paid for it.

1926 – Samual H. Golter named executive director of City of Hope.

Grace Medical Library is built. The building now houses City of Hope’s Graphic Services Department.

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