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Blue Ridge Sanatorium

The Blue Ridge Sanatorium was a tuberculosis hospital opened in 1920 and closed in 1962. From 1978 to 1998 it was used a part of the UVA hospital. At some point they demolished a few of the buildings for reasons that I don't know. More recently in 2007 they demolished a total of 23 buildings in an attempt to stabilize the property. 

 The photo above is the Wright Hall. It's the biggest building still standing. As you can see from the photo below this was nothing compared to the other buildings which were torn down in 2007. Everything on this building that's white was once a window. Back then they didn't really know a cure for tb so they just gave everyone fresh air and lots of milk which came from a dairy farm on the property. One of the barns was demoed but you can still see it from the lower parking lot of the Saunders Trail.

 Looking at the photo above, the building in the top-middle is the Wright Hall. The little patch of trees below it is where the houses and cha…

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