National Register of Historic Places in Amador County

National Register #72000215: Old Amador County Hospital 10 October 2006
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National Register #72000215
Old Amador County Hospital
708 Court Street
Built 1890

The Old Amador County Hospital was built and operated by the county to alleviate the sufferings of the indigent sick on a county-wide basis. Except for a 1901 annex, the brick building looks the same as it did in 1890 when it was new.

The architectural style is California eclectic - early American with some Spanish influence, notably the wood balconies on three sides. It is one of the few remaining buildings style in the Mother Lode area.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination.

I find this building attractive in its simplicity. It looks as if it would have been a fine place to convalesce, sitting on the balcony in a rocking chair attended by a young nurse from back East.

The building now houses the Amador County Sheriff's Office. One of the current occupants came out to ask me why I was photographing the building. This happens often when I am photographing government buildings.

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