Miner's Hospital

Deborah  Allen

Centerville, United States

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Taken In Park City Utah. A stately looking old building now serves as a library in Park City. The following is a little history of how the building was restored and became the Park City Library:
In 1980 Parkites rallied to the cause and $800,000 was raised through a bond issue and private donations to restore the old Miners Hospital as the new home of the Park City Library. The Miner’s Hospital had served the community’s medical needs from 1904 until the mid-50’s when it had become obsolete and was shut down. In the 1970s, the building was a boarding house and, later, a youth hostel. Despite its historic status, the building was nearly razed in the late 1970s. A public outcry to preserve the building ensued, and it was ultimately donated to the City. Preservation of the historic landmark began with the successful relocation of the 400-ton hospital structure from near the Park City Mountain Resort to City Park. There it remained vacant until it was converted to the Library. To save money, volunteers did all the demolition work, and lugged truckloads of debris to the dump. Through detailed, faithful restoration the building appears today almost exactly as it did when it was dedicated as the Miners Hospital in 1904. Inside, historic integrity was preserved by attention to detail such as the rich oak woodwork surrounding massive double-hung windows and by including the old operating table and lamp in the decor.

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