William H Maybury Sanatorium

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William H Maybury Sanatorium
Established 1917
Construction Began 1920
Opened 1921
Closed 1969
Demolished 1972
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Northville, MI
Alternate Names
  • City of Detroit Tuberculosis Hospital


The Maybury Sanatorium operated on the site of the current state park from 1919-1969. At one time it served people who were diagnosed with tuberculosis at a time when there was no real cure for the disease. Northville Township was relatively sparsely populated back thenā€”development was decades away from the fringes of western Wayne County. By the late 1960s, low populations led to the hospital's closure & was sold to the state of Michigan for $3 million in 1971. In 1975 Maybury State park opened on the site of the former facility after all buildings had been demolished.