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State Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Mount Alto, Pennsylvania

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Title

State Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Mount Alto, Pennsylvania

Description

This hospital reflects roots in the classicism of Wrenn's 1694 Royal Naval Hospital at Greenwich, near London, England. It is from a 1939 book on projects of the 1930s Public Works Administration, and does not cite the name of the architect.  The Palladian five-part plan includes pedimented wings and simple (too) six-story unornamented extensive intervals leading to the central eight-story tower and lantern.  Completed in August, 1939. 

The book Public Buildings... (1939), from which this image is copied, was deaccessioned from the Chicago Historical Society, ca. 1983, and transferred to Lake Forest, it having originally been part of the library of Chicago architect Barry Byrne, as marked on the inside front flyleaf and the next blank page, as well. 

Source

Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration by C. W. Short and R. Stanley Brown (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1939), p. 357 (top).

Publisher

Lake Forest College

Date

1939

Rights

http://www.lakeforest.edu/library/archives/permission.php

Format

still image

Language

eng

Type

jpg

Identifier

Call number: Treature Room [Special Collections] NA 4208 .A4 1939

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Citation

“State Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Mount Alto, Pennsylvania,” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed December 21, 2014, http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/4014.

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