Expanding over a city block (2.3 acres), including three separate buildings totaling 47,000 square feet, the hospital changed its name in the 1940’s. It continued to provide acute care services in the community until 1982. In the 1980’s, a group of psychiatrists converted the facility into a mental health institution and changed the name to Memorial Hospital.
The 58 inpatient and 13 treatment beds remained open until 2007. At the time, not only was the hospital listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was appraised at about $4.6 million in value.
The facility remained empty until a group of Santa Fe investors transformed the 1920’s, Italianate architecture style building into the Hotel Parq Central, a boutique hotel in the “EDo” (east of downtown) district.
Although the city lost a hospital, the renovations created 200 jobs, and the hotel employs 52 people.