Eitel Hospital, 1375 Willow Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Eitel Hospital

Eitel Hospital after conversion to residential (apartment/condominium) use, 2008.
Address: 1375 Willow Street
Neighborhood/s: Loring Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1912
Primary Style: Classical Revival
Historic Function: Hospital
Current Function: Apartments/condominiums
Architect or source of design: Lowell A. Lamoreaux
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Notes: Located across from Loring Park.

Loring Park Minneapolis Hennepin County

Eitel Hospital, 1375 Willow Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(44.9698164° N, 93.2818661° WLatitude: 44°58′11.339″N
Longitude: 93°16′54.718″W
National Register of Historic Places Information
Certification date: December 26, 2007
Level of significance: Local

Eitel Hospital was founded in 1912 by Dr. George G. Eitel, serving wealthy residents of the city. In 1982 it became affiliated with Abbott Northwestern, and finally closed in 1985. Since then the hospital building was used by the Willow Street Center for Youth and Families, and finally by Allina for offices. In 2006 it was renovated and converted into apartments.


Memories and stories

This information and the accompanying documents are shared to honor an ancestor whose untimely loss was deeply felt by his family and descendants, and to provide an interesting period illustration of lives touched by the services of Eitel Hospital.

Joseph Hajicek was born in Dobrvka, Bohemia, later settling on homesteaded land near New Prague, Minnesota with wife Anastasia Kajer. They had ten children, nine boys and one girl and a reportedly happy life together. At the time of his death he owned and ran the brewery in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Because of his death following surgery at Eitel Hospital, a great distrust of doctors and hospitals was passed down through the generations in the Hajicek family. After recently retrieving his death certificate, a family mystery was solved: His health troubles apparently began with a burst appendix - quite a danger back then!

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Related Links

A History of Minneapolis: Religion, Social Services, and Medicine

1923 Biography of George G. Eitel, M.D.


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