Martinsville Sanitarium - Martinsville, Indiana
Posted by: BruceS
N 39° 25.778 W 086° 25.907
16S E 548904 N 4364609
Quick Description: Historic former sanitarium (spa) building in Martinsville, Indiana
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2009 8:27:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM7BA8
Due to the mineral springs springs in the town, Martinsville, became host to eleven spas known as sanitariums. The Martinsville Sanitarium was started in 1897 and later became known as the Martinsville Mineral Springs Hotel. The existent building was built 1925-1926 when the sanitarium's facilities were rebuilt and expanded. The sanitarium operated until 1957, one of the last remaining operating in town. The building was then converted to a retirement home and between 1967 and 1982 nearly two-thirds of the sanitarium complex was demolished and apartments built, it is the remaining third which is currently vacant which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
239 W. Harrison St.
County / Borough / Parish: Morgan
Year listed: 2005
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Historic function: Medical, Domestic
Current function: Vacant/Not In Use
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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