See What’s Inside an Abandoned Missouri Hospital and Sanatorium
This Missouri building has played many roles over the years. It was once a sanatorium to treat tuberculosis. Over its lifetime, it would also be a hospital and veteran's home. Now, it's been left abandoned with many items from its past remaining behind.
Missouri Rehabilitation Center was originally established as the Missouri State Sanatorium in 1907 to treat tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB), also known as the "White Plague," was a major health problem. A diagnosis of tuberculosis often meant impending death and the only known treatment for it was fresh air, sunshine, nutrition and bed rest.
Recently, a team decided to explore the facility and see what's left inside its walls. The found a lot.
Notice all of the tables and little parts of equipment still in place.
This appears to be remnants of a chapel.
The team did a follow-up investigation which showed some of the other wings of the former facility.
I have to wonder if there are any plans to renovate or at least transfer some of the equipment left behind to another facility. Or, will this building sit in limbo with fingerprints of a different era when many veterans relied on the services provided within.