Nebraska Hospital for Tuberculosis

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Nebraska Hospital for Tuberculosis
Opened 1912
Closed 1972
Current Status Closed
Building Style Single Building
Architect(s) John Latenser and Sons
Location Kearney, NE
Alternate Names
  • Kearney State Tubercular Hospital


In November 1937, the State Board of Control decided to proceed with construction of a new men’s hospital building at the State Tuberculosis Hospital in Kearney. The building was estimated to cost $125,000.00, the bulk of which would be funded out of the unicameral’s “building fund” for state institutions. Officials were hopeful that they building could be completed by the fall of 1938. John Latenser and Sons, Omaha architects, were selected to prepare the plans for the building. The Latensers had experience in designing hospitals, including the University Hospital, the Douglas County Hospital, Clarkson Hospital, Lord Lister Hospital, Clearview Home and others.

The Nebraska State Hospital for the Tubercular opened in 1912. The hospital was located in what is now the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s West Center. The hospital closed in the 1970s.