|Detroit Free Press, March 15, 1953 (enlarge)|
While much of the article is a general rehashing of common knowledge about Eloise there are a few details of specification added to its history. The main one that stuck out to me was that they employed a 15 man police force. While security at a hospital is a given I just assumed that the county itself provided officers or that they were security guards. Maybe they were simply county deputies. Whichever way there was also a small jail that consisted of extra hospital rooms that were fitted with bars.
Another notable thing is the auditorium which featured movies twice a week as provided by loans from The Detroit Film Exchange. On Sundays the theater was turned into a church.
On the agricultural side the list of produce farmed included apples, peaches, pears, tomatoes, green and wax beans, red beets and carrots which provided fresh fruits and vegetables as well as canning stock while the greenhouse allowed for cut flowers throughout the hospital.