Kern County Library--Stony Brook Retreat Tuberculosis Sanitorium Collection


Photographs of the Stony Brook Retreat, Kern County's tuberculosis facility in the first half of the 20th century.


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Stony Brook Retreat, developer's vision
This hand-colored picture of Stony Brook, scanned from a framed picture, shows the main hospital building with lawns and curbs, and a perfectly rectangular swimming pool, in contrast to their appearance in 1928.

Stony Brook Retreat, with mountains and road
Shows several buildings of the Stony Brook Retreat. Access road is visible at right.

back view of verandas, Stony Brook
Shows building at Stony Brook, with awnings and veranda extending its entire length.