Thursday, May 7, 2015

Seaside Sanatorium II

Waterford, CT  2015

One can see what years of neglect can do to a once magnificent building.  The architecture appears playful to me and somewhat whimsical, adding some joy to the lives of the children who were treated here with what was at that time a terrible disease.  The design also incorporated large outdoor balconies, seen here, providing plenty of room for the children to sit and play in the sun, which was then the accepted treatment for tuberculosis.


  1. I was thinking it has an almost fortress look to it. What a shame it has been neglected. Surely something so grand could be used again.

  2. Sad to see such grand old buildings slipping into decay.