This is my last in an installment of links to help out Dr. Lily Santoro’s Local Techniques in History class. The students have to research a list of local landmarks. So far, I’ve helped them with
Today we’ll look at Cape’s two major hospitals: Southeast and St. Francis.
St. Francis Hospital
I was born in St. Francis, was treated for pneumonia there when I was a toddler, and had my tonsils yanked there. I’ve been searching like crazy for photos I took inside the place just before it was torn down, but they must have been filed someplace where I “would be sure not to lose them.”
- St. Francis being razed
- Nun Circus and the grotto
- Patricia Foster: St. Francis Hospital Mangler
- Hospital growth 1976 – 2011
- Last baby born in old St. Francis
- St. Francis mural
- 2013 addition to hospital
- Doctors Wilson and Estes
- 1964 aerials of Capaha Park, Southeast Hospital and Franklin School
- Southeast Hospital at night from Capaha Park
- Homes along Broadway near Perry
- Southeast Hospital with SEMO in background
Stories I haven’t done
I hate to tell the students who have these topics that I haven’t written anything about them that I can remember.
- Post Office, 310 Frederick St.
- Wehking Alumni Center
- Cape Girardeau Municipal Court
- Missouri Park
- Crisp Hall
- Baptist Student Union