Old property marker on the west side of Little Raccoon Creek

This is an old property marker on the west side of Little Raccoon Creek. It is made of cement and seems to be marked with the letters I. S. T. H., for the Indiana State Tuberculosis Hospital.

Vintage Postcard of the State Tuberculosis Hospital

This is the picture on a Vintage Postcard of the State Tuberculosis Hospital. It shows the Administration Building and the Men’s Ward and the Women’s Ward connected by enclosed walkways. There are also two horse and buggies and an old car in the foreground of the photo. Photo from the Indiana Historical Society digital collection.

Vintage photo of the Administration Building

This is an old photo of the Administration Building. This photo was included in the 1921-1922 Annual Report to the state of Indiana. This is one of the few photos of the windows in the enclosed walkways to the Women’s and Men’s Wards. Today, the pine trees and flag pole are no longer south of this building. It looks like there is a man, in a black suit, standing on the steps up into the building.

Early photo of the Women's Ward

This photo was included in the 1921-1922 Annual Report to the state of Indiana. It is of the building that is west of the Administration building. Only the foundation with their windows and steam tunnels remain in 2021.

The State Sanatorium Covered Bridge in it's original location

This picture is of the State Sanatorium Covered Bridge in it’s original location. The photo was taken by Wayne M. Weber about 1960. The original photo is at Ball State University. The bridge was built in 1913 and is a 154 foot long Burr Truss bridge.

Indiana State Sanatorium Covered Bridge and Historical Marker

This is a close up of the sign placed at the new site of the State Sanatorium Bridge. It shows a picture of the bridge in it’s original site and gives a brief history of two other bridges that  crossed Little Raccoon Creek, earlier in the 1900s. This is a different photograph that the one on this website, taken in 1970. The bridge was moved by Parke county, in 2008.

Black and white photo of Superintendent's house, dated 1945.

Black and white photo of the Superintendent’s house, dated 1945. From the Indiana State Historical Society’s collection, Fighting Tuberculosis in Indiana.

Short set of stairs made of concrete and smooth river rocks

This set of stairs in between Alan Drive and the bluff near Little Raccoon creek. I’m not sure what building they used to be near.

Part of the Sanatorium medical staff in 1918

This picture was published in a local newspaper. Only five of the six people are named. They are standing on the steps outside the Administration building. The newspaper captioned the picture 1918 Medical staff.