Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium

Street Address: 
Pulaski and Bryn Mawr Avenues
Chicago, IL

Tuberculosis was a leading cause of death in Chicago at the turn of the century. The state legislature passed the Glackin Tuberculosis Law in 1909 giving the city of Chicago the ability to raise funds for the treatment and control of tuberculosis. In 1915, the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium opened and remained in operation until the 1970s.

Today, this location contains senior citizen housing (North Park Village), a school for the mentally handicapped, and the North Park Village Nature Center.

Further reading:

  • Annual Report. [Chicago] : The Sanitarium, 1917-1918. Newberry Call No. F548.5 .C57 1916
  • "Remembering the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium." Northwest Chicago Historical Society No. 13 (January 2011): 8-18. Francew O'Cherony Archer. Print version is available in the Newberry Library Newsletter Collection.
  • Sachs, Theodore B. The Municipal Control of Tuberculosis in Chicago: City of Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Its History and Provisions... Chicago, 1915. Online.
  • Me and My Shadow Weblog

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