Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas) Page: 18
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On September 7, 1981, the former Clifton
College Administration Building, which re-
mains in approximately the original state of
its erection in 1923, was dedicated as the Carl
E. Olsen Fine Arts Building of the Bosque
County Conservatory of Fine Arts.
Warranty Deed conferring title from Mr.
Olsen to the conservatory points out that
should the Bosque County Conservatory of
Fine Arts Corporation be dissolved at any
time in the future the property will go to the
Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home, a home for
the aged and infirm. Then, if that institution
should be discontinued, the property will be
conveyed to the Goodall-Witcher Hospital
Land upon which each of those institutions
now operates adjoins that upon which the
conservatory is situated.
In September 1983, at a special ceremony
dedication was held for a Texas Historical
Commission marker which had been placed
upon the historic brick face of the conserva-
Since 1954 the Clifton Lutheran Sunset
Home has been in operation as a non-profit
residence for aging persons.
It came into being when the former Clifton
College was closed. The college's facilities
were taken over by churches of the former
Evangelical Lutheran Church which, in turn,
formed the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home
Seventeen congregations of the Texas
Circuit, the Evangelical Lutheran Church,
formed the original corporation. In 1960,
through the merger of three major Lutheran
bodies, the corporation expanded to include
congregations of the former American Lu-
theran Church. In 1984 there were 37 congre-
gations in that corporation.
In addition, the Sunset Home is certified
by the Division of Service and Mission of The
American Lutheran Church and also by the
Southern District of the Texas American
Original Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home
facilities included three buildings, two for
residents and the third serving as the dining
hall and kitchen.
Since its inception building renovation and
new construction during the years of 1956,
1959, 1961, 1970, 1977, and 1983 greatly have
added to the original Sunset Home complex.
Now the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home
can care for 252 persons. It has 180 nursing
care beds, 40 residential care rooms, 30
apartments, and a duplex home.
In addition to its regular institutional
services, the Sunset Home since 1975 has
served meals for the senior citizens in the
community. For the last several years it also
has provided facilities for the Texas Depart-
ment of Health and the Texas Department
of Mental Health and Retardation in order
to maintain clinics for Clifton and surroun-
A definite positive factor toward the
economic growth of the community it serves,
the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home employs
approximately 150 people and attracts a large
number of visitors who came to Clifton to
visit with their relatives who are Sunset
Elmer F. Luckenbach, current administra-
tor, and Odie C. Pederson, first administra-
tor, have held those posts longer than any
others during the Home's 30 years in opera-
Street scene: awaiting Centennial parade, 1954
View of Clifton, circa 1902
Dr. O.M. Olson, early-day
doctor in Clifton and
Loggins House (hotel)-early 1900's. Dr. W.R.
Sedberry, 4th from left
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