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Martinsville Sanitarium - Martinsville, Indiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
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.
Street address:
239 W. Harrison St.
Martinsville, Indiana

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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