Norwalk Metropolitan State Hospital
11401 Bloomfield Avenue
Norwalk, Los Angeles Co., California 90650
On February 15, 1916, the State Lunacy Commission opened Norwalk State Hospital with 105 patients on Wards 2 and 4 with 21 employees, including one physician. These first patients were transferred by rail and buckboards from Patton State Hospital in Patton, CA.
The facility celebrated its 100th anniversary on February 15, 2016. To commemorate the occasion, the facility opened a Mental Health Museum, unveiled a ceramic tiled Centennial Wall, sponsored an all day mental health conference, provided a retiree/alumni tea and social and facilitated multiple patient events.
The following information was published by the California Department of Mental Health website:
Metropolitan State Hospital interred many individuals who had received treatment with the facility. Their remains were relocated to nearby area cemeteries in the early 1980's.
- Added: 7 Nov 2017
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2655022
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