The original building on this site was the Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital that opened in 1905 to serve the employees of the Santa Fe Coast Lines and their families. In 1938 the original building was lost to a fire and replaced with the current building.
In the mid 1950’s the private hospital become the Linda Vista Hospital which served the surrounding area in East Los Angeles. Due to its location the hospital had an above average number of patients with injuries related to violence – gun shot wounds, stabbings, assaults – and a high number of fatalities.
This hospital closed its doors in 1991; it is rumored that one of the reasons for the closure was too many unexplainable patient deaths. It was left abandoned and was used by many film crews as sets for movies.
It became a place for a place for urban explorers, vandals and those who could find no other shelter. During this time the upkeep on the building and grounds was all but non-existent and it became very run down.
In 2011 it was bought by the current owners and brought back to its former glory between 2012 and 2015. The hospital was renamed Hollenbeck Terrace a low income seniors residential building that opened in August 2015.
Apparitions of former patients and staff. The apparition of a doctor has been seen looking out of one of the corner windows across the front lawn. The apparition of a female patient in a hospital gown is reported near the entrance.
The sounds of a little girl laughing and playing by the front sign – it is said she was struck and killed by a car here.
While the hospital was in an abandoned state faint green lights were seen glowing the building. Flickers of candlelight have been seen and are followed by screams and moans. A horrible stench has been reported on the third floor.
Other activity: Cold spots; shadow figures; light anomalies; electrical disturbances; poltergeist activity; disembodied voices and phantom footsteps and feelings of being watched, unease and not being wanted.