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Dr. Frank N. Cochems established the Red Cross Hospital in the building at 123 G Street, which had been erected in the early 1890s and used as a brothel. Dr. Cochems reportedly founded the facility because “the people of Southern and Western Colorado and Northern New Mexico were sorely in need of a hospital in which the confidence of all would repose unreserved.” The institution was...
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The Red Cross Hospital was located on the northeast corner of G and 3rd Streets in Salida, Colorado, and was owned by Dr. Cochems. Bob Rush Collection.