Difference between revisions of "Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium"

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{{infobox institution
 
| name = Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium
 
| name = Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium
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| image = michnorthernTB.png
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| image_size = 250px
 
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| established =
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| established = 1931
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| construction_began = 1936
 
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| opened = 1937
 
| opened = 1937
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| closed = 1988
 
| demolished =
 
| demolished =
| current_status = active, in use
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| current_status = [[Closed Institution|Closed]]
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| building_style = [[Cottage Planned Institutions|Cottage Plan]]
 
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| location = Livingston County, Michigan
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| location = Gaylord, Michigan
 
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| peak_patient_population = 128 bed facility
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| peak_patient_population =  
| alternate_names = J. Richard Yuill Alpine Center
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* Gaylord State Home
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*J. Richard Yuill Alpine Center
 
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'''History'''  
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==History==  
  
Built in 1937 the Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened in 1937 as a 128 bed TB Sanatorium just a few miles outside of Gaylord, Michigan.  5 accessory buildings were added and the facility took over a 160 acre plot before converting eventually being converted to a state hospital for the mentally handicapped. In 1980 the facility was closed, but the next year the facility was converted into the J. Richard Yuill Alpine Center. Named after the former commissioner of Corwith Township, the center now houses Gaylord High School, the University Center at Gaylord (M-TEC Kirtland), and various federal, state, and county agencies.
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Built in 1937 the Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened in 1937 as a 128 bed TB Sanatorium just a few miles outside of Gaylord, Michigan.  5 accessory buildings were added and the facility took over a 160 acre plot before converting eventually being converted to a state hospital for the mentally handicapped. The named changed in 1972 to the Alpine Center, which existed until its closure in 1988. The buildings were acquired by the county the following year, and after sitting vacant for several years the main building was refurbished and put back into use.  
  
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[http://www.otsego.org/ochs/Articles%20Written%20History/Otsego%20County%20Chonology%20of%20Events.pdf]
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File:michnorthernTB1.png
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[[Category:Michigan]]
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[[Category:Cottage Plan]]
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[[Category:Closed Institution]]

Revision as of 22:36, 23 November 2012

Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Established 1931
Construction Began 1936
Opened 1937
Closed 1988
Current Status Closed
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Gaylord, Michigan
Alternate Names
  • Gaylord State Home
  • J. Richard Yuill Alpine Center



History

Built in 1937 the Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened in 1937 as a 128 bed TB Sanatorium just a few miles outside of Gaylord, Michigan. 5 accessory buildings were added and the facility took over a 160 acre plot before converting eventually being converted to a state hospital for the mentally handicapped. The named changed in 1972 to the Alpine Center, which existed until its closure in 1988. The buildings were acquired by the county the following year, and after sitting vacant for several years the main building was refurbished and put back into use.