What would you pay for the Desert Sun School campus, buildings
and all? In May of
1944, Richard and Edith Elliott paid just $25,000 for the entire 40-acre
property -- including Saunder's Meadow Lodge. They bought it from a single
woman by the name of Leila Braunschweiger, who apparently owned the property
outright. The Elliotts signed a Trust Deed with Ms. Braunschweiger for
$25,000 with a 5% interest rate. Their monthly payments for the whole
campus amounted to just $200.
Click on the number links below to see microfilm copies of the
original documents. Pages one and two are the $25,000 trust deed.
Page three is particularly interesting because it contains a list of all the
original furnishings that were in the Lodge at the time and included in the
purchase. Page five is the actual
title to the property.
Original 1944 Trust Deed (Mortgage) and
Grant Deed (Title)
for Desert Sun School's 40-Acre campus and Saunder's Meadow Lodge
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