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Property Records

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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