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Rockhaven: A History of Interiors

RockHaven: A History of Interiors
Which Witch LA Friends of Rockhaven Rooms Period Drama Portraits of the People Agnes + Pat Windows Gardens Words Clippings Turn on the Flowers

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Friends of Rockhaven

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Period Drama

Portraits of the People

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Agnes + Pat

Windows

Gardens

Words

Clippings

Turn on the Flowers


Rockhaven: A History of Interiors is a research project and book exploring the histories, politics, and presentations of female mental health via the proto-feminist psychiatric institution, Rockhaven Sanitarium.

Founded in the Crescenta Valley in 1923 by nurse Agnes Richards, Rockhaven Sanitarium was owned and operated as an all-female psychiatric facility until 1967, when Agnes passed the institution on to her granddaughter Patricia Traviss, who ran it as a convalescent home for elderly women until 2001. Recently awarded listings on the California Register of Historical Resources and the National Register of Historic Places, Rockhaven is currently owned by the City of Glendale and today sits empty.

Organized and edited by Which Witch L.A. in collaboration with The Friends of Rockhaven, contributions to the project include writing, sound, video, photography, and design by: Bridget BatchAllison Noelle ConnerOrenda FinkJohanna HedvaHenry HokeEmma Kemp, Malcolm Perkins, Daleen SaahSuzanne ScanlonElana Schlenker, Mady Schutzman, Adam Stone, and Adriana Widdoes. Preorder the book here.
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