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American Medical Center (Jewish Consumptive Relief Society)

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Jewish Consumptive Relief Society
1904; additions, various architects. 6401 W. Colfax Ave. (NRD)

In 1904 Dr. Charles D. Spivak established a tent colony tuberculosis sanatarium that evolved into a nationally prominent 105-acre campus with thirty-four buildings of various ages, styles, and functions surrounding a central rectangular lawn. Red tile roofs, brick and stucco walls, exuberant terracotta trim, and a Beaux-Arts aura are the most common denominators. The well-preserved core of the campus survives as a general medical and research center. The Isaac Solomon Synagogue (1911, William E. and Arthur A. Fisher), a small red brick and creamy terracotta building with ogee arches, has been converted to a museum. The Fishers also designed the Neusteter Rehabilitation Building (1926), the Texas Pavilion for Women (1927), and the TriBoro Dining Hall (1936). Harry James Manning designed the post office and cooperative store (1926). The JCRS was renamed the American Medical Center in 1954 when part of the grounds were sold off for the JCRS Shopping Center (1957) on West Colfax Avenue.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "American Medical Center (Jewish Consumptive Relief Society)", [Lakewood, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 158-158.

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