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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Hospital (Mennonite Sanatarium)

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Mennonite Sanatarium
1884–1907. 401 Smithland Ave.

A roof-top balustrade is about the only hint of elegance left in this deteriorated two-story beige brick complex, which opened as a tuberculosis sanatarium and later became a hospital for railroad workers. It stood vacant for many years until purchased by the Elks, who are slowly renovating it as a bingo club. Part of the neglected three-block grounds are occupied by a housing project.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Hospital (Mennonite Sanatarium)", [La Junta, 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, 392-392.

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