Vernon Sanitarium and Missouri Hall

Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri

 Here is a view of the Vernon Sanitarium. It was originally the home/mansion of A. B. Cockerill. Exactly when it was built is not known but the following announcement for the opening of the Vernon Sanitarium confirms when it opened as a sanitarium.:

"The Vernon Sanitarium, located at Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, for the treatment of selected cases of Nervous and Mental Diseases under the management of Doctors V. O. Williams, and J. M. Yater, will be open for the reception of patients, August 1, 1912."

Post card from the Lyndon Irwin collection.

The sanitarium was later sold to the P.E.O. Sisterhood for Cottey College. It and became a Cottey residence hall and was also used for music practice. It was named Missouri Hall but the students called it "Mo Hall."

Thanks to Brianne Hoppe for sharing the image.

Missouri Hall burned in 1940. Brianne Hoppe shared this photo from the 1941 Cottey College yearbook.

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