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Location DB > United States > Texas > Fort Worth > Elmwood Sanatorium
Elmwood Sanatorium
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created by Arch-Image on 11/19/2005 6:44 PM
last modified by fatwax4 on 2/28/2012 1:42 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
totally demolished now - nothing left - nothing to see.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information

Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Owner: Tarrant County
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  •  Hazards
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    Cool corridors, lots of peeling paint, great photo op!
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1920
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
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    "Tarrant County, TX (Ft. Worth is the County Seat) had a Poor Farm north and East of the City and Courthouse (the one featured on Walker- Texas Ranger) off Kimbo Road... It was a stately old two story building with colonial columns and rooms for both men and women...Next door was the TB sanatorium, Elmwood, which was also operated by the County. Those old people might have been in there because they were considered demented (not Senile, which actually means Old-Aged), but they knew enough to realize that TB was contagious and when one of the patients walked near the dividing line, those old folks would literally run to the opposite side of the yard...This was as late as 1959-60...The County buried them in "Pauper's graves" behind that building and when the County closed the Farm and Sanatorium, they sold the land. About 8 years later, a company laying a pipeline unearthed some graves and there was a big news story about it, because the County had not kept any records of who or where they buried back there...
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    Elmwood Trip
    Sat, Nov 19th, 2005
    posted by Arch-Image

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    Sat, Nov 19th, 2005
    posted by Arch-Image
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 2/28/2012 2:43 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 28 12 at 2:43, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 28 12 at 1:42, fatwax4 changed the following: Status, Recommendation
  • on Jun 12 11 at 15:45, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 11 11 at 17:25, insulinguy changed the following: Description
  • on Aug 20 07 at 20:08, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 6 07 at 3:46, Happiedaze created a new gallery
  • on Nov 19 05 at 19:31, Arch-Image made this location available
  • on Nov 19 05 at 19:31, Arch-Image changed the following: Year Built, Year Closed, Interesting Features
  • on Nov 19 05 at 19:28, Arch-Image updated gallery picture exit.jpg
  • on Nov 19 05 at 19:28, Arch-Image updated gallery picture chair.jpg
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