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Northville in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Near this location… The Vaughan Infirmary

Maybury Sanatorium 1921-1969

 
 
Near this location...The Vaughan Infirmary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 20, 2021
1. Near this location...The Vaughan Infirmary Marker
Inscription.  
The most critically ill patients were treated at the infirmary. The building contained a central corridor and two large wings with private rooms for most of the 125 patients. A courtyard, shaded by large trees, was located between the wings and provided a rustic setting for outdoor summer entertainment and concerts.

The infirmary opened in 1921 and was the oldest of the patient buildings. It contained a large branch of the Wayne County Library, holding thousands of books. There was also space for the sewing and linen room, mail room, electrician's shop, stockroom and sanatorium store.

"When the Maybury Sanatorium was opened tuberculosis took 100 lives a year from every 100,000 persons in Detroit."
-Bruce H. Douglas, M.D.
Maybury Manual, 1941

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 42° 25.732′ N, 83° 32.088′ W. Marker is in Northville, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Eight Mile Road. Located on the historic trail of
Near this location...The Vaughan Infirmary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 20, 2021
2. Near this location...The Vaughan Infirmary Marker
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Maybury State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49601 Eight Mile Rd, Northville MI 48167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Near this location… The Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Near this location… The Ambulant Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Near this location… The Inn and Women's Dormitory (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Near this location… The Doctor's Home (about 500 feet away); Near this location… The Powerhouse (about 500 feet away); Near this location… The Nurse's Home (about 600 feet away); Near this location... The Men's Annex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near this location...The Water Tower (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northville.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of a series on The Maybury Sanatorium which operated on the site of the state park from 1921-1969.
 
Also see . . .  Maybury Sanitorium. Excerpt:
There isn't much left of it these days, aside from a couple scraps of rubble here and there in the woods. The beautiful wooded hills have been preserved for public recreation however, and it may be fondly remembered by most Metro-Detroiters as the one and only place that they ever rode a horse.
(Submitted on July 22, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
Entrance to the Historic Trail at Maybury State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 20, 2021
3. Entrance to the Historic Trail at Maybury State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2022