Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Loomis Sanitorium

J. Pierpont Morgan was the main investor, with Dr. Loomis. They purchased over 700 acres in Liberty and built a facility for the treatment of tuberculosis. It has been closed since 1943, and most of the land and cottages were auctioned off by 1952. For awhile, Loomis was a village of sorts, just outside of the village of Liberty. Although within easy walking distance, consumptives were not welcomed in downtown Liberty, and so Loomis had entertainments for its patients. (these included a casino, dance hall, recreational areas, swimming areas, orchards, sheep meadows, and a working farm.) Today this building's future is unknown.