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Clement Zablocki laying the cornerstone for the Veterans Hospital . . .


Clement Zablocki laying the cornerstone for the new Veterans Hospital facility in Wood, Wisconsin (today a part of Milwaukee), outdoors in the rain. Footage cuts back and forth from Zablocki speaking (with audio) to the audience of hospital physicians and nurses, the vast construction of the new facility, and other dignitaries speaking (without audio). Zablocki notes that the federal Veterans Administration had slated this hospital addition as a pilot program for rehabilitation and restoration to include requested indoor environmental controls, making it one of the most modern in the country at the time. The hospital opened in 1966, standing 10-stories high with 1,000 beds, one of the largest VA hospitals. As planned, it was equipped with air conditioning, built-in oxygen, and paging systems.

Series: Special Report and Other Footage
Date: Undated
Film Reel: SR148
Duration: 00:04:00
Soundtrack: Optical
B/W or Color: B/W
Positive/Negative: Positive
Condition: Very Good
Citation: [ CREATE A BRIEF TITLE BASED ON SUMMARY PROVIDED ], undated, Special Report and Other Footage, Milwaukee Journal Stations Records, Milwaukee Mss Collection 203, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives Department.
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