Recognize this building? If you’ve been to the North Park Village Nature Center, this building faces the parking lot. Modified for current use as senior residential buildings, the former dining halls and service buildings still are recognizable from this photograph in a 1915 book.
The infirmary group consisted of the men’s wing on the north side and the women’s wing on the south side. All still stand today. I’ll be identifying the other remaining Sanitarium buildings and talking about their original purpose at a talk in May at the North Park Village Nature Center. I’ll share my research into the history of Chicago’s TB sanitarium and lead a tour around the grounds. I will joined by Luna Johnston, a third-grader from the neighborhood who shares my interest in this historical site. She did a terrific research project for school about the sanitarium, and you can see it at the Nature Center. I’m also hoping some former residents of the area will attend and share what they remember of the sanitarium.
- Date: Sunday, May 6
- Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
- Location: North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski
- To register: call North Park Village Nature Center: 312-744-5472.
Hope to see you there.
Credits: The Municipal Control of Tuberculosis in Chicago: City of Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Thedore Bernard Sachs, et al., 1915