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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Schimmel Hall, 5000 Deer Park Road SE, (D)

In 1894 this new home for The Oregon Institute for Deaf-Mutes was constructed. It was photographed in 1908. However, the school's isolation due to inadequate roads and proximity to the "bad influence" of the reformatory were early problems and the institution moved. The school building became the Oregon State Tuberculosis Sanitarium that opened in 1910. In 1969, after the Salem facility closed, the site with its buildings was purchased by Western Baptist College, now Corban College. As Schimmel Hall, it now serves multiple uses.

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