The Cape Cod Cottage was a one patient cottage that was built after 1919. This building continued the “cottage system” philosophy of care that Dr. Richard Dewey pioneered. These cottages housed patients in a home like setting with private baths and rooms. While a patient stayed in this cottage, a private duty nurse cared for them. This type of custodial care lasted for much of the 20th century with the last custodial care patient dying on campus in 1986. In the later 20th century, the house was renamed the Valentine Clinic II. It was used as an outpatient mental health clinic that treated patients of all ages. In 2016, the building was destroyed to make way for the new Culver Alumni House.
Jon Van Beckum, Archivist
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Archives
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Cape Cod Cottage, Milwaukee Sanitarium, one patient cottage