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Mount St. Francis Mother House (Woodmen of the World Sanatarium)

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Woodmen of the World Sanatarium
1910–1920, Thomas MacLaren and Charles S. Thomas. 7550 Assisi Heights at Woodman Rd. and Orchard Path Rd.

The Woodmen of the World, a fraternal group, erected twenty Craftsman buildings on 112 acres for a tuberculosis sanatarium. The Sisters of St. Francis purchased it in the 1950s, after drug treatment for the disease became common and sanatariums were no longer needed. A recent $7 million renovation and restoration (Downing, Thorpe and James) added a nursing home center and restored some of the original native granite buildings topped with red tile roofs.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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