Kline Galland Collection

Architectural rendering of the new Caroline Kline Galland Home building, ca. 1965-1966

Collection Overview

The Kline Galland Center is a nonprofit organization that provides nursing services, assisted living, and retirement residences in Seattle. It was established as a Jewish and Universalist institution and remains as such to this day. The Kline Galland Center includes the original Kline Galland Home, a nursing home located in Seward Park, and the Summit at First Hill, a senior residence that provides assisted living and retirement services. This collection offers a look into the growth of Kline Galland, the people involved, and its successes as a major installation of Jewish Seattle.

Exhibit Sections

Original Home

Institutional History

Started by Caroline Kline Galland through her will, the Kline Galland Home was originally built as a Jewish home for the aged. In 1914, the Kline Galland started with seven residents at its original location in Seward Park.

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Leadership and Community

The first board consisted of four people and took on the management of Kline Galland. Caroline Kline Galland wished for the president and secretary of Temple De Hirsch Sinai to always sit on the board.

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Dental Care

Professional Staff

From the directors to the nurses, the staff at the Kline Galland Home has always been integral to providing exemplary care for the elderly. Each director left his own mark on the home, providing various methods of management and engagement.

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Group portrait

Living History

Many remarkable people have resided at the Kline Galland Home. People have come from all walks of life, with different languages and different histories. While some residents keep kosher, others do not.

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