JN Adams Lobby

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Photo by Scott Haefner: JN Adams Lobby

J.N. Adams Sanatorium was designed around the “Swiss treatment” system which advocated rest, fresh air, isolation and good nutrition. When effective antibiotics for tuberculosis made extended hospitalization unnecessary, the Sanatorium was repurposed for educating the mentally handicapped. Better methods of helping those with special needs again forced the venerable hospital into retirement. Now it sits vacant while supporters search for an alternative use.

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