Two-Lane Tidbit: St. Francis Health Center, Colorado Springs, CO

The original hospital in Colorado Springs, the St. Francis Health Center, was built in 1887 as a one-story infirmary to provide medical services to injured railroad workers. After a train derailment near Leadville, it was decided that the city needed a larger hospital and one was built on the site of the now-abandoned St. Francis Hospital in downtown Colorado Springs. Opened in 1890 as the Glockner Tuberculosis Sanitorium, the hospital would continue to add services and two new wings to the building in 1965 and 1973, until it was abandoned in 2010. It has been on the market since 2008, but remains empty with the exception of the ghosts that are still said to wander the halls.