“Anoka became famous as a place to seek restored health. Patients came from all over Minn., Wis., Mont., and the Dakota and Iowa to receive treatment for various ailments at the Sanatorium.”*
After a tornado hit Anoka on June 18, 1939, the Sanatorium housed 23 families who had lost their homes until further arrangements could be made.^ The building was listed on the National Register of Historical Places on this date, and is now used as apartments.
*Minnesota History; by Mary Ann Kiefer; Research Paper; Nov. 14, 1989; located at Anoka County Historical Society.
^The Anoka Herald; Former Kline Hospital is Mecca for Homeless Following Tornado Disaster;” Anoka, Minn.; July 5, 1939.
Kline Sanatorium, Anoka, Minn.
Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Dec. 26, 2013,
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