This photograph was taken around the time the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium opened in 1915, and the building looks almost exactly the same today. I’ll be identifying the original functions of other remaining Sanitarium buildings, searching for remnants of demolished buildings and talking about the history of the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium at a free tour this coming Sunday.
We’ll meet at 2:00 pm inside the North Park Village Nature Center. Plan on walking around the grounds for about 45 minutes to an hour, so dress appropriately. (We will not enter any of the North Park Village buildings, other than the Nature Center.)
- Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012
- Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm
- Location: North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski
- Make a reservation: call North Park Village Nature Center: 312-744-5472.
If you grew up in the area surrounding the TB Sanitarium but have never been inside the green fence, don’t miss this chance to learn about the hidden city within the city.
Hope to see you there.
Photograph Credits: The Municipal Control of Tuberculosis in Chicago: City of Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Thedore Bernard Sachs, et al., 1915