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September 20, 2018

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Boulder City approves demolition of historic hospital

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Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun

The Old Boulder City Hospital, constructed in 1931

The historic building that once served as a hospital for workers constructing the Hoover Dam is coming down.

The Boulder City mayor and all four members of the City Council voted Tuesday to let a developer demolish Six Companies Hospital.

Preservationists had advocated that the property be turned into a museum.

Randolph Schams, a developer and the city's planning commissioner, wants to tear the building down to construct housing.

Schams says it would cost millions to maintain the building as a museum.

The hospital opened in 1931 and served sick and injured workers building the Hoover Dam.

The dam's general contractor who owned the property sold it after the dam was finished in 1936.

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