Laurel Heights State Sanitarium

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Laurel Heights State Sanitarium
Established 1910
Opened 1912
Closed 1981
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Location Shelton, CT
Alternate Names
  • Shelton State Sanatorium
  • Laurel Heights Hospital


  • 1910, August, established by the State Tuberculosis Commission as the Fairfield County Home for the Care and Treatment of Persons Suffering from Tuberculosis, renamed Shelton State Sanatorium.
  • 1926 renamed Laurel Heights.
  • 1957, administration transferred to the Commission on Tuberculosis and other Chronic Illness
  • 1959, June 22, began accepting patients with other chronic diseases.
  • 1959/60, transferred to Dept. of Health, Office of Tuberculosis Control, Hospital Care and Rehabilitation. Renamed Laurel Heights Hospital.
  • 1981, March 12, ceased operations. Facility transferred to Dept. of Administrative Services as of Oct. 8, 1981.