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St. Marys Hospital 1889-1953, An Architectural History
March 23, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Much has been written about the synergy between Mayo Clinic and St. Marys Hospital and the phenomenal growth of both institutions. The human story of the partnership between Mother Alfred Moes and Dr. W.W. Mayo is firmly embedded in our local lore. This presentation brings together the many facts pertaining to the important architectural history of the original hospital building itself, and also of the major additions to it. It culminates with the demolition of the original building in 1953.
Ken Allsen is an architectural historian residing in Rochester. He teaches regularly for the RCTC LIFE Program and is author of five books about architectural history in our region. He is a volunteer sleuth at the History Center of Olmsted County and in the Mayo Clinic archives.