Northville in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Near this location… The Ambulant Building
Maybury Sanatorium 1921-1969
Constructed on a ridge with a southern exposure, this long building had five sections or wards with a capacity of 446 patients. The structure contained hundreds of windows to obtain maximum sunlight in the rooms, which was an important component of the recovery plan. Most patients were allowed moderate exercise. It had a communal dining room with adjoining kitchen and a 300 seat auditorium used for church services, movies and singing groups. The ground floor held the occupational therapy department, sanatorium bakery, tinsmith, carpenter shops and employee's quarters.
"In constructing the buildings, we have tried in every way to eliminate the bare effect that makes the majority of hospitals so bleak and dreary. We do not want the patients to regard this as an institution, but as a temporary home, and we have endeavored to make the surroundings as homelike as possible." -William H. Maybury, The Northville Record, Nov. 11, 1921
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
Location. 42° 25.727′ 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 Vaughan Infirmary (within shouting distance of this marker); Near this location… The Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Near this location… The Doctor's Home (about 500 feet away); Near this location… The Inn and Women's Dormitory (about 600 feet away); Near this location… The Powerhouse (about 700 feet away); Near this location… The Nurse's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near this location...The Water Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near this location... The Men's Annex (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.)
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 75 times since then and 33 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.