A turn of the century sanitarium for addiction treatments

This stately brick home was built in the 1860’s in what was then the outskirts of Shelbyville, Indiana. In 1906 the son of a local judge opened this home as a hospital for the treatment of those with addictions.

The Hord Sanitarium building as it is today

View in 1906 Postcard from The Indiana Album

Back of postcard from The Indiana Album

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Luther Hord operated The Hord Sanitarium Park from 1906 until well into the 1940’s. The Hord Sanitarium was known throughout the Midwest as one of the premier hospitals for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. Currently it appears that the multistory house is being used as apartments.

22 thoughts on “A turn of the century sanitarium for addiction treatments

  1. This would be a great place to come and clear the mind and body after the throws of addiction has brought one to their knees. Too bad it’s not a treatment facility or sober living now.

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