|Year(s) Listed: • 2022 • 2023
|City/Town: • Salina
|Location Class: • Hospital
|Built: 1913 | Abandoned: 2010
|Historic Designation: • Register of Historic Kansas Places
|Status: • Abandoned • Endangered
|Contributor: Abandoned Atlas Foundation & Kansas Preservation Alliance
The idea for the St. Johns Salina Hospital was pitched by Rev. Father Maher of the Sisters of St. Joseph who then brought the idea to other non-Catholic citizens of Salina who agreed there was a need and banded together. Because of the strong belief in the cause donations came pouring in and construction ensued in 1913.
Demolition of the newer additions happened the first week of January 2018. The next steps were to work on getting the hospital on the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Kansas Register of Historic Places. The efforts were successful in getting the St. John’s Hospital on the KRHP but the building was not accepted to the NRHP for unknown reasons. Unfortunately, Sunflower Development Group plans also fell through, after years of trying to figure out a way to move forward with the redevelopment a decision was made. In December of 2021, the hospital property was listed for sale in auction for $70,000 to try and find a new owner.