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The Heart and Soul of Los Alamos

The Heart and Soul of Los Alamos


Narrator: After World War II, Fuller Lodge
was converted into a hotel. Sold to Los Alamos County in 1968, it now
is a keystone of the Los Alamos community. Heather McClenahan: The wings on the building—there
are three wings, the north, the south and the west—those were added after the war,
when this became a hotel. It was the only hotel in town. Great stories from many, many people who came
here over the years, as they were interviewing for their job at the lab. They would talk about the great steak dinners
you could get for a dollar, right here in the Lodge. In 1968, this building was sold to Los Alamos
County for one dollar, with the stipulation that it always remain a community center. And so today, it is just that. We have weddings here, there are all kinds
of meetings that go on, dances, parties, there are recitals, and concerts. And it’s just a wonderful, wonderful place. This is a very beloved building. It is really the heart and soul of Los Alamos,
and everybody who is part of the community feels like they own this building.

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