I did a post about this building before but that was way back in 2009. I thought it was time to take a look at this place again.
The Lois Grunow Memorial Clinic was built in 1931 to honor the memory of Lois Anita Grunow, the 7-year old daughter of William Grunow, a wealthy businessman who donated one million dollars to build the clinic. Lois died at age 7 from a ruptured appendix. Across the street from this clinic stands a major hospital that also has its roots back that far and this clinic is thought to be one of the first clinics where doctors had offices so near the hospital in which they worked.
Just inside those front doors is this beautifully adorned space that compliments the Spanish Colonial architecture of the building. The painting above depicts students learning about anatomy.
On the other side of the lobby, is another painting paying tribute to Walter Reed who discovered the key to the transmission of Yellow Fever.
It's a gorgeous building that still operates as a clinic to this day and which has maintained its vintage style both inside and out. On my old 2009 post, there a couple of interesting comments made anonymously about the Grunow family and about the building itself. They are worth a look if you have the time.