Today's Tuberculosis Thursday post is inspired by the news that the former Trudeau Sanatorium campus is under contract for sale, so we wanted to highlight one of the original Sanatorium buildings. We are happy to hear that the former Trudeau Sanatorium property has found a new owner. We look forward to supporting efforts to rehabilitate and repurpose this historic property that is so important to the past and future of our village.
This building, pictured in an undated photo postcard, is Baker Memorial Chapel. The Chapel was a non-denominational church for patients at Trudeau Sanatorium. The building was designed by J. Lawrence Aspinwall, who designed the Saranac Laboratory and the Trudeau Building at 118 Main Street, and William L. Coulter, architect of many Cure Cottages and Great Camps in the area.
To learn more about Baker Memorial Chapel, visit our wiki.
And to learn more about the possible sale of the Sanatorium/AMA Campus, check out this article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
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