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Take a Walking Tour of the former MTS Grounds on May 22

When patients were admitted to the Chicago Muncipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium on the corner of Pulaski and Bryn Mawr avenues, they usually didn’t leave for months and often years. Anticipating that patients with the infectious disease would require not only a full range … Continue reading

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Autumn visit

On a warm, sunny fall day in Chicago, I walked around the former Sanitarium grounds for a closer look at details I may have missed or didn’t have time to notice on previous tours.  In particular, I looked at decorative elements on the exteriors … Continue reading

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Snowy Day, April 1938

On a rare snow-laden April day–the city’s snowiest April on record— Dr. William J. Ford photographed the grounds of the Muncipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium … … and he took a photo of the same spot on a summer day. Dr. Ford … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View, 1919

This photograph appeared in the City of Chicago 1919 annual report and is currently stored at the University of Illinois. I believe the horizontal building on the right was the Administrative Building-Infirmary Group, and the building running perpendicular to it on … Continue reading

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