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Sanatorium Joseph Lemaire
Photographed: july 2001
Web: februari 2002

Last known status: abandoned

The sanatorium Jozeph Lemaire was officially opened on september 30 1937. It was meant to provide accomodation for 150 male TBC patients. During the second world war it was at the service of the red cross and it's capacity was raised to 235 which remained unchanged until 1987 when after 50 years of service the sanatorium was closed. The building consists out of 3 main parts: the central block, the hospitalisation wing and the service wing which add up to a total length of almost 200m. Today it is a sad ruin that has suffered badly from vandals and the elements, nonetheless it still reflects some of the grandeur of the early years of its existence.

Save the Sanatorium is an action group to... well save the Sanatorium. Give their website a visit and give them your support.

Start with N°1 to take the tour, or click on any thumbnail to view larger picture in new window

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Postcards of the Sanatorium from between 1937 and 1939

These postcards are owned by Michael Hillas of Aldbourne, Wiltshire, UK and have been obtained originally by his Father's
sister (Miss E Hillas aged 17) when she stayed at the Sanatorium in 1939 as a guest.
Many thanks to Michael for being so kind to scan and e-mail them to me
.