General view, Hospital for the Insane of Nebraska, Norfolk
A man stands in for foreground of this 6-1/2" x 4" black and white plate which shows multiple buildings of the hospital complex. At the left is the new annex to the West Wing, erected in 1915, and the building on the right is Male Cottage I. All the buildings are three or four-stories and made of brick or stone.
Nebraska. Board of Commissioners of State Institutions
Excerpted from: "Fourteenth Biennial Report of the Superintendent of the Hospital for the Insane of Nebraska, Norfolk, Nebraska" In Second Biennial Report of the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions to the Governor and Legislature of the State of Nebraska for the Biennium Ending November 30, 1916 (Lincoln: Nebraska Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, 1914), plate between pp. 276-277.
Male patients first occupied the new annex in February of 1916. It contained room for 75 patients with 39 individual rooms and 3 dormitories. A dining room was located in the basement. Cottage I was built in 1907.