Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Time for Chapel Then Cooking

Battle Creek, MI

Postmarked 12 October 1912
Battle Creek, MI

Thursday Morning / This is a picture of the Main Bldg. I have four classes in the basement or the lower right hand end of the building. Was weighed yesterday. Have gained five puonds. It's time for chapel then cooking. Recd your letter yesterday. / Fern
Of course, this is the famous sanitarium headed by one of the Kellogg brothers, inventors of corn flakes. The sanitarium was associated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, but Kellogg broke with the church in the early 1900s. In 1902, the sanitarium buildings were destroyed by fire. After the stock market crash of 1929, the sanitarium, deeply in debt due to the post-fire construction, went into receivership.

The sanitarium building today:

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