Florida State Tuberculosis SanitariumFlorida State Tuberculosis Sanitarium - Orlando, Florida. 1939. Black & white photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.
The former Florida State Tuberculosis Sanitarium was constructed during the last 1930s as a New Deal-aided project. The Public Works Administration (PWA) supplied a $320,000 loan and $310,890 grant for the project, whose total cost was $804,005. Construction began in 1936 and, according to a PWA document, construction continued well to 1939. (Dedication occurred well before this date. See below.)
Florida Memory: “P.W.A. project, docket 1034-R. Also known as: the Central Florida Tuberculosis Hospital, the Sunland Training Center for Retarded Children, and the Sunland Hospital of Orlando. Dedicated in January 1938. The building, located at 7500 West Silver Star Road, was later destroyed in 1999 after years of disuse following the closing of the Sunland hospitals of Florida in the mid-1980s.”
National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 90.
https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/145638 (accessed Mar. 2018)
State Archives of Florida, collection P75-294: [State] Institutions, Board of Commissioners, Publicity materials of the Florida Construction Program, (PWA), 1936-1937.
http://www.orlandomemory.info/memory/image/florida-sanitarium (accessed Mar. 2018)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 3, 2018.