Perfect day for walking in the footsteps of local history and discovering the beauty that was hidden behind the green fence surrounding the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium from 1915 to 1974.
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Join me for a talk and walk about the history of the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium–a hidden city within the city.
The Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium on Chicago’s far north side once was a place that frightened neighborhood children and once was a place of misery, as a physician wrote in a comment to my earlier post. Today, it’s a very accessible, much-treasured public resource serving many people and many purposes. Most of the original buildings were demolished, but […]
A seemingly endless stretch of wilderness faced the house I grew up in on Chicago’s far north side. Dense stands of old-growth trees stood guard around its perimeter. Looking west from our front door, all I could see beyond the green chain-link fence was grass, trees and a tall dark tower. As we know from […]