DID YOU KNOW……..
A look back at early area history as found in the archives of the Enderlin Historical
Society and Museum ……… by Susan Schlecht
The following article was found in the January 25, 1923 issue of The Enderlin
Independent. The building on the corner of Center Street and 5th Avenue which was
being considered for a hospital in 1923 was later converted to an apartment building
which is familiar to most of us!
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS AT ENDERLIN’S DOOR FOR A
CONDITION NOW FAVORABLE FOR UNITED ACTION ON THIS PROJECT
The time is ripe now for some action to be taken looking to the establishing in Enderlin
of a Hospital of ample capacity and equipment to meet the needs of the people of this city and
surrounding territory. That this is a good point for a Sanitarium or Hospital is a fact beyond
discussion. Enderlin needs it and so do the people from this territory.
And now there seems to be an opening here where all might get together on the project,
whether as a private or public enterprise. The Glenwood Sanitarium has ceased to function and
this splendid building could be procured on easy terms and converted into a good Hospital.
Enderlin business men are anxious to see something done toward securing proper
Hospital facilities here, and a public mass meeting or election is contemplated to get the project
properly before the public.
The local American Legion Post, who are always alert to help Enderlin, have taken action
to start the ball rolling to give Enderlin a good Hospital. They met Monday and passed a
Resolution urging action. This Resolution is appended:
We, the members of the Arthur B. Marschke Post No. 219 of the American Legion, being
progressive and upright American citizens, and realizing above all things the first needs of our
community, and in view of the fact that the City of Enderlin is without a hospital, and realizing
the imperative need of such an institution in a city of this size:
Be it resolved that we, the Arthur B. Marschke Post No. 219 of the American Legion, do
hereby petition the Honorable Mayor and members of the City Council to take immediate action
for the opening and operation of the Glenwood Sanitarium as a City or Community Institution.
And be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be published in the Enderlin
Independent and copies be sent to the various organizations existing within the City of Enderlin
for their consideration and cooperation.
Signed: ARTHUR B. MARSCHKE POST NO. 219 of the AMERICAN LEGION
Sue’s Comments: Evidently the Glenwood Sanitarium was not in existence for too many
years if, in 1923, it already ceased to function. We have some interesting documents in
the Museum including fundraising letters for the old Glenwood Sanitarium. (Picture of
building copied from The Enderlin Centennial Book 1891-1991, page 16.)