Mount Morris Tuberculosis Sanitorium (former) Art – Mount Morris NY

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From the Livingston County New Deal Art Gallery website: “The Murray Hill site was visited by Eleanor Roosevelt and chosen for the Mount Morris Tuberculosis Sanatorium when FDR was Governor of New York… The sanatorium opened in 1936 and operated until 1971. The campus was turned over to Livingston county in 1973. Since that time our building and most of the buildings on the campus have been Livingston county offices. When the county acquired the sanatorium it also acquired its painting collection created during the New Deal.

“After 1973 the works of art stayed on the walls in the Livingston county buildings. They were displayed at the millennium celebration then stored until 2008 when the county and Genesee Valley Council on the Arts opened the New Deal Gallery in historic Livingston Arts Center in the former apartment building for the doctors and their families. Through the auspices of the Livingston county government these historic paintings are now properly cared for and displayed in groups of 30-35 year round. Livingston Arts also houses biographical information on the artists in the collection.”

Source notes

I am the director of Livingston Arts and the New Deal Gallery. We have a great deal of information on the history of the site we occupy. http://livingstonarts.org/new-deal-gallery/

Project originally submitted by Chris Norton on July 1, 2015.

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Location Info


Livingston Arts Center Building 4
Mount Morris, New York 14510

Location notes: Situated on the Livingston County Campus in Mount Morris, a former tuberculosis hospital complex, the New Deal Gallery building’s original use was as a four-apartment dwelling for the hospital’s physicians and their families. Now interconnected, they were separate residences and all had working fireplaces in the living rooms. After the county acquired the campus, the apartments were rented as housing and have since served as office space for social services and the arts council, and as a foster home. Of the dozen buildings on campus, most are now home to Livingston County government offices. In the 1930’s and early ’40’s, Building 1 was the adult hospital for TB patients; Building 2 was the children’s hospital; Building 3 was the nurses’ dormitory; Building 5 was the head physician’s home.

Coordinates: 42.729103, -77.880519

11 comments on “Mount Morris Tuberculosis Sanitorium (former) Art – Mount Morris NY

  1. Tina newton

    Please notify me when a book is published on tv hosp.

  2. Ellen Englert

    Hi, Im wondering if you have any old records, such as sign in book for visitors in 1963 1964 era. Looking for info on a patient who was there, I think he died there too. His name is Jesse Sykes. His sister was Dorothy and wife was Martha. Thank You

  3. Ellen Englert

    thank you. Where would I find archives?? Galleries in Syr?

  4. Patricia M McGaffick

    I am looking to obtain my now deceased parents medical records from Mount Morris TB hospital in the early 1940’s. As per Mom , they were both parents there when they met. Their names are Marion Giltner Kusnierczak and William J. Kusnierczak. Mom was both in Sonya, N.Y. and Dad was born in Medina, N.Y. Any information as to the whereabouts of their medical records would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

    • Gabriel Milner

      Try contacting livingstonarts.org for leads to archival records. Good luck!

  5. Lynn Fitzpatrick

    I was a patient there when I was 7 years old for a 6 month stay. I am now 69 but remember the hospital andmy stay like it happened yesterday. Where could I find information during my stay from 9/55 through 2/56. Not quite sure when I finally came home. Any information is greatly appreciated. Lynn Montie Fitzpatrick

  6. Jacqueline Simons (Harrison )

    My name is Jacqueline Jackie xa Simons (now Harrison) I was admitted to Mt Morris TB hospital in the fall of 1956 at the age of 11 and remained about a year. I remember a nurse Mrs Kingston. There were other patients around my age named Margaret Linda Theresa and Clinton. I remember a young very pretty nurse who was especially nice to me who left to have a baby. There was a network of tunnels between buildings.

  7. Jeffrey Judd

    I lived there as a boy from 1958 to 1971. Dr. James Judd was chief surgeon and Medical Director. He was also my father. The art gallery was occupied, from left to right, by Drs. Wong, Gulya, Perlmutter and Learn, and their families. I lived next door in the single family brick Director’s residence.
    It was a wonderful place for kids. We got into a lot of trouble with the ponds, cliffs, woods, junkyards and vacant buildings.
    My father would straighten the paintings constantly. He didn’t know that his friend and jokester, Dr. Jack Stoll, would put them all just a little bit crooked.
    To those seeking records, if they exist, I would try the DOH in Albany (respiratory diseases).
    Good luck!

  8. Jay DeNero

    I was a patient there when I was 19, From
    January 20, 1969 to August 1,
    1969. I am writing a book about my experience and am inquiring about the length of the main 4 story building. I remember it being very straight and long. At that time it was very overcrowded and many of us were housed on the porches.
    Thank you for your assistance

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