Logan County Memorial Hospital

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City/Town: Guthrie
Location Class: Hospital
Year Built: 1925, 1946
Year Abandoned: 1978
Status: Restored
Photojournalist: Cody CooperJustin Tyler MooreMichael SchwarzJames Kirkendall
It always a fascinating image to see an abandoned hospital. Molding surgery rooms, rotting medical equipment, empty hallways. However, for many years the Logan County Memorial Hospital in Guthrie sat barricaded on the edge of town leaving many questioning what still remained. I can’t count the amount of times I saw someone post pictures of the outside and it quickly became a mission to myself along with the Abandoned Atlas team to see the inside.

It was in 1925 when The Methodist Episcopal Conference began construction on the brand new hospital in Guthrie Oklahoma, however due to the depression plans to complete the facility were halted. It wasn’t until 1932 when a nonprofit organization in Guthrie purchased the unfinished medical structure and named it Cimarron Valley Wesley Hospital.

Construction of Logan County Memorial Hospital

In 1946, the Order of the Sisters of Benedict purchased the hospital and completed construction soon afterward. St. Anthony Hospital, owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Francis of Maryville, Mo., bought the facility with help from the community in 1964, renaming it Alvero Heights Hospital. The name was changed to Logan County Memorial Hospital in 1974.

The hospital was deeded to the county in 1977 and a replacement facility opened west of Guthrie in October, 1978.

In 1982, R&T Properties, a partnership of local businessmen Ray H. Riddle and Hal A. Treadwell, purchased the former Logan County Memorial Hospital and its four acres for an undisclosed price from the Logan County Hospital Trust Authority. The five-story, 55,000-square-foot building, located at 19th and W Warner in Guthrie, was supposed to be remodeled into 50 to 70 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments but the project never got off the ground.

Starting all the way back to 2009, we tried reaching out to neighbors and city officials to find the owners to let us in, no luck. Security was obviously a priority though because I was constantly hearing about arrests being made of people trying to break in, thank goodness! It wasn’t until December 2016 when James Kirkendall, an Abandoned Arkansas team member, finally was able to track down the persons in charge. They told Kirkendall that Belmont Management recently purchased the decaying building and had plans of repurposing it into senior housing.

This was great news, it’s also good to hear when our states historic places can be saved. Right before construction began, in March of 2017, Kirkendall was able to able to get us an exclusive tour of the inside.

The interior was gorgeous; square glass walls, the doors from the 1940’s, the metal light fixtures, the original ceiling.  It was all still there. During the tour, we met the former owners head of security that told us of their high end set up. There were pressure triggers on the front lawn and the back that would instantly notify police, hidden cameras on all sides of the building. He told us a few time he heard conversations of people who planned to break a window; they were arrested shortly after. As we continued, we found an old birthing table in the middle of the hallway, signage and on the second floor the nurses station’s buzzer system still had electricity and was in working condition. (Photos below).

Now, in 2020, the hospital has been fully redeveloped and reopened as the The Villas of Benedictine Pointe Apartments. “And we’ve tried to keep it as historically correct as possible,” said Property Manager Jim Martin. They offer studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. A happy ending for the vacant hospital.

– Michael Schwarz, AbandonedOK

Read more about the renovation: https://hamiltonpropertiescorporation.com/blog/villas-of-benedictine-pointe

 




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Oklahoma Historical Society

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Ister
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Ister

good work

unknown
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unknown

our neighbors also tend to call the cops alot

guyatou
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guyatou

AVOID THIS PLACE! Not for any "paranormal activity" or ghosts, but for cops!

I noticed the building as I drove through Guthrie recently — in broad daylight. As I walked around the exterior of the building, a guy drove up and said he'd called the cops on me for trespassing. They showed up, and let me go shortly after. The cops said the owners have monitored 24-hour surveillance, and regularly call the police. Not sure what's up with that. 🙁

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mwstormchaser

Sounds exactly like my experience yesterday. Was driving into town from the west side on 33 and noticed the building. I've been all over that town, but just noticed that building for the first time yesterday. So, we decided that we'd see what it was. We got out, walked around, snapped a few pictures, then the cops showed up.

David
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David

A paranormal research team has/had 4 live video feeds inside. Ya go in, they see ya and make a phone call, you'll be escorted out. I walked through long before then,though. A few personal experiences by all of us there.

St.a
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St.a

You are all idiots and stupid freaking warnings come on does not have to be said like that

Steve
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Steve

Hey I live in Stillwater and my wife and I are paranormal investigators and we were wondering who we need to get in touch with for permission to enter this location.

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person
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person

It IS NOT haunted. Ive been there to know. Dont go on the property. Its illegal youll go to jail and just a little p.s the people living around there are not okcprg thats normal people however cameras are watched at all times. So its wise to just stay away

unknown
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unknown

i live by the hospital on 18 i can literally see it out my window and if you do go in there make sure your not being watched our neibors are snitches

ryan
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ryan

I went here on monday may 13 2013 around noon. My daughter and I drove around the back and took pictures of the back, side and front. In two of the pictures of the back there are eyes and we also saw in another picture two faces one white and the other black. I believe dthere are spirts both good and evil. The eyes were evil!!

Nick
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Nick

I've been to this place recently (spring break 2013) and they have stepped up their security. 2 cops came up and questioned me and told me to leave. Even if they didn't show up its damn near impossible to enter they've boarded it up so well. There is a building in the back that is capable of entry but still. Unless you want to explain to the police why you're there just stay off the property.

Earnest
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Earnest

Stay away from here! There is nothing in this building that is worth what you seek. This place is condemed by the Sisters of Saints. Great sins come forth from the ground of innocet blood that soaks the soil around. And if you dare to ignore this message. Then worthless is your life and soul! Dear God forgive us all, for we know not what we do. Amen.

Michelle
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Michelle

My husband and I went to see the hospital last year cause I was curious. My husband is from Guthrie has been in this hospital many times before it was closed. They took the fence down so you can actually walk around it, as we did and even drove our car in back. It just looks a little creepy cause it is a dilapidated building. I did not find anything scary about this place, it is more dangerous as unsafe than scary. I work in the medical field and I will tell you that any hospital or nursing home is… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

Hi Michelle! I live about a mile from the hospital and I am interested in your pic! My email is lrbrandt711@hotmail.com thanks!

gmcbum
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gmcbum

my grand mother was a nurse here in 1975 to 1978 when the new hospital was finished……fast foward to 1995 me and a few friends pulled off a sheet of plywood and got in on the rear nw corner we went allthru the place tripping on acid and smoking weed was a real trip pun intended my buddy crawled up into the sliding storage and we closed the door on him was a real fun time we never saw or felt anything that wasnt from the efects of drugs…… how ever the childrens home was a whole different feeling it… Read more »

Holly
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Holly

Heard this place is super haunted

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Markie Blessorion
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Markie Blessorion

I was confined their in 1975, bad bad things , basements and pentagons. Dr Blesh sightings from hall and rooms, screaming , bad food, sickness, menatl sickness 4ht floor nitemares.

SUE
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SUE

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO'''''''''''''''''''''' LAUGH

Roni Young
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Roni Young

How would you contact to visit the site?

Mark
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Mark

TOUR GUTHRIE…282-0344

Pixie
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Pixie

This building is heavily guarded by the Guthrie police,unless you have permission to be there;you will be asked to leave. This building is used by the OKCPRG,they have cameras in there and a website.
http://www.researchwebcam.net/

mark
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mark

Pixie that website does not work !!

Krystal
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Krystal

Type out "researchwebcam" into Google web search and choose the link titled "Abandoned Hospital Cam"

Carol
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Carol

I am English, and researching Oklahoma. This is all so interesting. I'm writing a book and if anyone can give me some information on, not only this hospital, but how the surrounding countryside looked between 1964-1978/80 I'd be so grateful. Mainly interested in whether this place stands miles from anywhere -how far to a main town etc. What are the houses like around these parts = are they mainly farm houses etc. In fact anything at all, I would be grateful for the info. I have travelled most parts of the U.S. but never, sadly been to Oklahoma. Thanks so… Read more »

Kym
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Kym

http://maps.google.co onm/maps?q=19th+%26+Warner+Guthrie+Oklahoma&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=W+Warner+Ave+%26+N+19th+St,+Guthrie,+Logan,+Oklahoma+73044&gl=us&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=0

Simple, google 19th & Warner Ave Guthrie Oklahoma … sits on the west side of town. The Stone Lion Inn is in Guthrie too.

Katie
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Katie

i live in gythrie there is a lot of country side on the outsirts the house i live in now was built over 100 years ago and look like a normal house most of them here in guthrie have a basement i live by an old abandoned juvenile school it was last chance to straighten up there or they were going to jail if you want i can give you my email address and yopu can email me more about what you need to know here is my email pkatie32@gmail.com

Nick
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Nick

Theres something funny with this actually. When I was visiting the property a few months ago, 2 police officers came up to me and told me to leave. What's funny is one of the cops was definitely British.

cindyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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cindyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

LOL, born here 1969. Never knew that abt Karen Silkwood. Wow. In October 1983 I was here when the bldg was used to house foster kids who were between placements or some such. I had loaned my science folder to a friend who was taken out of her home over the weekend, and somehow my mom found out where they took her. At that time, if I recall correctly, only the far south west wing was being occupied, but not the rest of the place. Interesting stories and links. Thanks for sharing.

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