White Sanitarium

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White Sanitarium
Opened 1926
Closed 1956
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Single Building
Location Wichita Falls, TX
Alternate Names




History[edit]

The White Sanitarium opened in 1926 under the direction of Frank S. White, a man who had been superintendent at the state asylum in Austin before the turn of the century. He first advocated providing a non-institutionalized lifestyle for his patients to diminish the effects of the asylum itself on their sanity. It was abandoned sometime in the 50′s after being severely damaged by a flood and sat empty for over 50 years. The building was recently renovated and converted into a private residence.