DeJarnette Sanitarium

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DeJarnette Sanitarium
Construction Began 1932
Current Status Closed
Building Style Single Building
Alternate Names
  • DeJarnette Center for Human Development
  • DeJarnette Center


Joseph S. DeJarnette, superintendent of Western State Hospital and a public advocate of Eugenics, created the sanitarium as a special pay unit of WSH until 1946 when the facility was seperated from the State Hospital and made into a sanitairum. then in 1972 the facility was changed into a child center. In 1996 the center moved to a new complex abandoning the original buildings.