"Waverly Hills Sanatorium" -- [4400 Paralee Drive Louisville, Kentucky. Built by architects James J. Gaffney (1863–1946) & Dennix Xavier Murphy (1854–1933). Opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. The hospital closed in June 1961, due to the antibiotic drug streptomycin that lowered the need for such a hospital.]~[Photograph by Kris Arnold]'h4d-90.2012'
During the 1800s and early 1900s, America was ravaged by a deadly disease known by many as the “white death” --- tuberculosis. This terrifying and very contagious plague, for which no cure existed, claimed entire families and sometimes entire towns. In 1900, Louisville, Kentucky had one of the highest tuberculosis death rates in America. Built on low, swampland, the area was the perfect breeding ground for disease and in 1910, a hospital was constructed on a windswept hill in southern…
Waverly Hills Sanitorium in Louisville, Ky. It has been reported that thousands of patients died here due to mistreatment. Ghost hunters have reported a host of strange occurances while investigating this place which include isolated cold spots and screams.
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