This clinic is named for Lois Anita Grunow who died in 1929 at the age of seven. Her parents, owners of a successful manufacturing company, donated the money to build the clinic in her honor. It is a Spanish Colonial Revival building with a distinctive entrance façade of elaborate stone carvings. It is located across the street from one of the major hospitals in Phoenix, Good Samaritan Hospital which was the largest hospital in the city at the time the clinic was built.
One note of interest for this building is that Winnie Ruth Judd, the infamous “trunk murderess” worked as a medical secretary in this building at the time of those grisly murders. There is a very interesting book about Winnie Ruth Judd written by local writer Jana Boomersbach. As in most of these historic high-profile crimes, all things are not as they first seem.