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War Mother’s National Memorial Hospital of Tuberculosis
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: War Mothers’ National Memorial Hospital for Tuberculosis
Other Names: Memorial Hospital, AT & SF Hospital
Address: southeast corner, Central Avenue and Elm Street, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: medical: hospital
Original Client:
Date: 1922 and 1926
Condition: not built from Trost & Trost designs

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost, and George P. Hill
Dimensions and Orientation: X-shaped plan, numerous separate buildings
Budget/Cost: $20,000,000

Wall Materials: not given
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist

Bibliography: (1) Chicago Sunday Tribune, February 19, 1922, page 18, illustration of rendering and caption;
(2) Proposed War Mothers’ Hospital At Albuquerque, El Paso Herald, February 27, 1922, page 12, illustration of rendering with caption;
(3) El Paso Post, February 1, 1926, pages [1] and 5; February 2, 1926,page [1]; February 5, 1926, page 4; February 8, 1926, page [1]; February 10, 1926, page 2
(4) Susan Dewitt, Historic Albuquerque Today; an Overview of Historic Buildings and Districts (Albuquerque: Historic Landmarks Survey of Albuquerque, 1978), pages 90 and 112

Remarks: Trost & Trost drew a perspective sketch in 1922 which was used in a fund raising prospectus. The proposal was to have the American Legion posts in each state raise the money to erect one building (although there were more than 48 buildings in the plan). The hospital was to care for mothers of men who had served overseas. This ambitious and bizarre plan (a cross is associated with death) was probably a proposal for what is now the Veterans Administration hospital. The latter was carried out from plans of Guy A. Carlander.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities,1990.