East Elevation of BuildingPhoto: Larry Moore, June 15, 2018 CC BY-SA 4.0
In 1940, Coryell County voters passed an issue for $30,000 in bonds bearing interest at the rate of not more than three percent to build a county hospital. Those bonds were issued on July 8, 1940.
Designed by architects Brooks Pierson of Waco and L. S. Secrest of Gatesville, a 34-bed hospital built primarily with Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor was constructed and equipped between 1942 and 1943 at a cost of around $60,000.
The county renovated the building in 2013 for a mental health unit, and currently the building is the Gatesville Center for Central County Services, which provides treatment for those diagnosed with mental illness.
Coryell Memorial Helthcare System Extended History
(http://www.cmhos.org/about-coryell-memorial-healthcare-system-alias/our-history/cmhs-extended-history), accessed June 22, 2018.
Renovated Gatesville facility nearly ready to open
(http://www.tdtnews.com/news/article_84cc273e-2e40-11e3-ad59-0019bb30f31a.html), accessed June 22, 2018.
Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on June 20, 2018.
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