Callahan County Hospital – Baird TX

Description

The Callahan County Hospital was built by the WPA in 1938-1939 in an Art Deco/Art Moderne style to serve the rural population of Callahan County, Texas. The hospital operated at least through the 1960s, as late as 1966. The building is currently used by the Texas Department of Human Services.

Source notes

Hunt, W. R. "Baird, TX." Handbook of Texas Online.  Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 16, 2013.

WPA marker on building.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on June 16, 2013.

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Location Info


124 West 4th Street
Baird, Texas 79504

Coordinates: 32.3948955, -99.40090680000003

6 comments on “Callahan County Hospital – Baird TX

  1. Cathy Maxwell Barnes

    I was born in this hospital in June 1964.

  2. The hospital was in opration in 1976-1980 at least. I worked there in 1976-1978 And I remember family members being hospitalized there after that

  3. Jim Wilson

    Doris C Wilson served as Nurse’s Aide from 1967 until it’s closing! Many more stories associated with single window mom raising her only son in the 1960’s-1970’s! Truly miss the woman & mom!

  4. tiffany

    I was born in this hospital in 1976. So I know it operated much way past 1966. I even had a few family members pass away there in the early 80s

  5. Brenda F Markham

    I was born in the hospital in April 1956 and am researching for records on me. I stayed in the hospital for 6 months in isolation and have no family to tell me the real story as to why I was there, or who took me home. Any ideas on how to retrieve records?

    • Gabriel Milner

      Unfortunately, we don’t have any info that can help you with your search. Does anyone else out there?

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