Wisconsin State Tuberculosis Sanatorium

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Wisconsin State T.B. Sanatorium

Admin Building
Established 1905
Opened Nov. 7, 1907
Closed 2011
Current Status Closed
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Wales,WI
Alternate Names
  • Ethan Allen School for Boys


Opened in 1907 for the treatment of TB cases throughout the state, this facility was located in Waukesha County, near Wales, WI. Built with an open air school the facility was used for the treatment of TB until some time in 1957 when TB treatment became better. In 1959 the Sanatorium was converted to the Ethan Allen School for Boys, which served as a correctional facility for boys age 10-25. The state closed the correctional facility in 2011.