Medicine: Old Folks & Bright Lights

In Detroit this week, architects are busy on plans to convert the bustling, downtown Park Avenue Hotel (240 rooms) into a home for the aged, to be run by the Salvation Army, and renamed Eventide Residence. The Roman Catholic Church has just finished converting the downtown Detroiter (750 rooms) into a rest home named Carmel Hall. In Dallas, eight blocks from the center of town, the 126-room Ambassador Hotel has become a residential hotel for the aged (part of a six-state, 13-hotel chain for old people). One of the specifications of a projected home...

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