Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number
Collection Paul A. Hiener Collection
Description This black and white photograph is labeled twice--one with a stamp that says "Tuberculosis Sanitarium of Chattanooga, Tenn" and a handwritten label that says "Masonic Building".

The building has four stories and several porches, including one on the top floor with a ramp going all the way to the gravel road. The building is surrounded by woods except for the road. This is possibly the building in the Pine Breeze Tuberculosis Sanitarium campus on Stringer's Ridge in Chattanooga. The Masons contributed to the Sanitarium, according to an article from The Chattanoogan. A few excerpts from the article follow.

"The Pine Breeze Sanatorium is one of several examples of the Chattanooga community pulling together to create a healthcare institution. The institution originated from the 1909 chartering of the Tuberculosis Sanatorium Association. Hamilton County government donated both land and construction of a road for the new TB hospital.

Pine Breeze was “ready for occupancy” according to a Chattanooga Times report on April 27, 1913. Opened at a time when the common treatment for TB was rest and constant exposure to clean air, the location of Pine Breeze was well-suited. The facility was located high atop Stringers Ridge on Hamilton Avenue in what was then called Hill City (North Chattanooga). The elevation of the grounds was thought to be sufficiently high above the smoke from factories and household chimneys. "

"Pine Breeze closed as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1968. The campus was converted to a hospital for emotionally disturbed children that same year, and was renamed the Pine Breeze Center. The center closed in 1982 and reopened at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute."

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Date 1920s circa
Print size 8.00" x 9.75"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.145