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  1. Boy, that’s a new one on me – any idea the location? From the photo, the brickwoek style looks to be from the later ’30s or ’40s.

  2. I think I remember this near the Southeast corner of Grant Rd. and Big Bend. In the early 1970’s I recall some classmates that worked at a really old nursing home type place in that area. It looked very much like this. A few years after that it was empty. If I’m correct on the location, there are houses there now.

  3. This building was the Administration Building & 1 of about 8 on the Old Glenwood Sanitorium – (Property) Webster Groves, Mo, located back then ca; `early 1980’s. . The address was 1900 Grant Road, just South of Big Bend Rd. The Property was sold , buildings demolished & a Subdivision was build.
    I grew up on Forest Green Drive (off Grant Rd) in the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s Our back yard fence was the at their property line. Ican remember the patients yelling & screaming up on the 6th floor in the summer time before we had AV.

    • I lived on Linum Lane and as kids we were scared and very curious about this place. We’d sneek over there and go thru the piles of old records and stuff left in heaps in the yard. We hadn’t a clue as to what it was exactly, just an adventure. We were kicked out more than once. We’d cut thru from Clark School when we were brave enough to do it on our way home from school. I also remember the bell chimes at noon and 6 PM. The property was sold to a developer and homes were built on the land long after I married and left WG.

  4. researching —-looking for old records of this ex sanitarium and one patient in particular from about 1913-1914

    Anyone out there have ideas as to where and how to view them if in existence?

    • You might check census records for 1910 and 1920, to see if the patient was living there at those times. The Missouri Historical Society could possibly have hospital records.

  5. I worked there while in the COE Program at Hixson Jr High. That’s when I got my social security card. I made $1.00 an hour. I was in the maintenance department.

  6. This place had a storied history. Built around 1910, first as a Sanatorium / Hospital then as a home for the aging. There were many suicides in this place in the 40s and 50s. They had state licensing issues and state hearings on poor patient conditions in the 60s and 70s and in the end the facility just wasn’t modern enough to continue. It was torn down around 1980. It was located at 1300 Grant Road in Webster Groves.

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