Photo: Original tuberculosis sanatorium in Shoreline

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Firland Tuberculosis Hospital, 1914
Item 143, Engineering Department Photographic Negatives (Record Series 2613-07)
Seattle Municipal Archives.

This photo would be the original site of the tuberculosis sanatorium which is now the CRISTA campus on Fremont Ave N.

Permanent hospital buildings were constructed on the site and then the entire facility was moved to 15th Ave NE by Hamlin Park and the name changed to Fircrest.

Tuberculosis, called the "white plague," was Seattle's leading cause of death in the first decade of 1900.

Information from HistoryLink


Unknown January 3, 2019 at 6:16 PM  

My great grandmother's sister, Violet Stilwell, died here (at the Firland Sanitarium) of tuberculosis in 1914; last summer, I happened upon many postcards that the family had saved after her death... very sad correspondence, knowing the ending. Thank you for this picture.

thekleppes January 3, 2019 at 8:49 PM  

This is so cool. Now home to an incredible organization serving the greater Seattle community and globally.

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