THE SANATORIUM

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Site
Location
5075 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY
Lat/Long
43.0077, -76.1634
Grant Recipient
Town Of Onondaga Historical Society
Historic Marker

THE SANATORIUM

Inscription

THE SANATORIUM
ONONDAGA SANATORIUM FOR THE
TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS
FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
OPENED OCTOBER 1916
CLOSED MAY 1959
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2016

Tuberculosis is a deadly disease that has claimed the lives of people for centuries. In 1916 at this site the Onondaga Sanatorium for the Treatment of Tuberculosis opened. Patients included both adults and children and it remained in operation for more than two decades before it was officially closed in 1959.