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Web: februari 2002
Last known status: abandoned
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.
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
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.