|Opened:||1910||Demolished / Renovated:||n/a|
|Location Age:||103 years||Abandonment:||37 years|
|Location Genre:||Sanatorium / Isolation Hospital|
|Located In:||United States of America|
Originally labeled as a "county home" for tubercular patients, this sanatorium was re-named in a more pleasant fashion circa 1925 to improve the image of the state's sanatoria in the public eye. A large brick medical building and two smaller pavilions were constructed atop a scenic hill.
It ceased operations as a TB hospital in 1976, and the facility was transferred to the Department of Mental Health. The large hospital building was retrofitted for use as a psychiatric hospital, while the other outbuildings were re-purposed or demolished.
A single pavilion remains abandoned, once called "Hospital Two." It was used for recovering patients who still required isolation from the community. The building can be seen to the top and right of the main building in this vintage aerial photograph.
* Note: the name "Constance Sanatorium" is a pseudonym; the real name of this location is currently undisclosed.
Shot: November 2005
Posted: September 2010