Chicago Municipal TB Sanitorium

Gymnastic Center

Gymnastic Center

Gymnastic Center

Power House and Water Tower

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Water Tower Building

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Water Tower Building

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Water Tower Building

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Water Tower  Building

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Interior Power House

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Power  House Chimney

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Power House Chimney

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Power House Chimney

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Power House

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Power House

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Administration Building

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Administration Building

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Administration Building

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Administration Building

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Administration Building

Dining Hall

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Dining Hall

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Dining Hall

Dining Hall

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Dining Hall

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Dining Hall

Peterson Park Field House  Former Lab Building

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Peterson Park Field House;  Former TB Sanitorium Lab

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Peterson Park Field House Former TB Lab

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Sacred Heart Chapel.

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Cornerstone

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Memorial Plaque

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Sacred Heart Cornerstone

 

Sacred Heart Chapel

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Sacred Heart Chapel

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Corner Stone Sacred Heart Chapel

Facility Building

Infirmary  Building

Infirmary Building

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Infirmary Building

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Infirmary Building

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Infirmary Building

Pond

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Co Ed Residences

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Co Ed Residences

In 1911, the municipality of Chicago acquired 158 acres of land in the northwest area of the city. It was located at the corner of Pulaski Road and Bryn Mawr. This property was slated for the Chicago Municipal Sanitorium.

This facility eventually opened in 1915. It was the largest in the United States. Dr. Theodore Sachs was the first president. Dr. J. Thompson served as chief of laboratories from 1945–1970.

The Sanitorium was a contained community. The south section of the grounds was used for ambulatory cottages for women. The north cottages for men. The dining halls were east of the Administration Building–one for women; one for men. There were a group of Infirmary Buildings with a capacity of 300 beds.

The power house and a laundry building were located at the east end of the property. There was a tunnel system connecting the main buildings.

The facility closed in 1974. The city wanted to use the property for retail shopping and apartments.

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