Minnesota State Sanatorium for Consumptives

Address: 7232 Ah-Gwah-Ching Rd. NW, Walker, Minnesota. County/parish: Cass.

NRIS 01000766

19 contributing buildings.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places May 28, 2019.

Also known as:

  • Ah-Gwah-Ching

From Wikipedia:

Minnesota State Sanatorium for Consumptives

The Minnesota State Sanatorium for Consumptives, also known as the Ah-Gwah-Ching Center, was opened in 1907 to treat tuberculosis patients. The name "Ah-Gwah-Ching" means "out-of-doors" in the Ojibwe language. The center remained a treatment center for tuberculosis until January 1, 1962. During that time, it treated nearly 14,000 patients. In 1962, it became a state nursing home known as the Ah-Gwah-Ching Nursing Home, serving geriatric patients with various mental and physical illnesses. At its peak in the 1970s, the nursing home had as many as 462 patients.

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Architects:

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  • Johnston, Clarence H.

Architectural styles:

  • Colonial Revival
  • Tudor Revival

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/01000766

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