We have owned the cabin here in South Mountain since 1979 and never have driven through the Restoration Center located nearby. It is a huge facility with more than 15 large buildings including one that is about 6 stories tall and about a block long. The Restoration Center has been many things in it's over 100 year history. It started out as a TB sanatorium and then was an old age home, mental health care and a drug rehab center over the course of those many years.
Rather than explain it's history I am including a link to an article about the Center.
As a side note, when we lived in Costa Rica the Embassy nurse was a friend of ours and in the course of a conversation it came up that we had a cabin in South Mountain. Her eyes lit up and she said one of her first jobs was working as a nurse at the Center. Small world isn't it?
I was wondering if they could restore me to my past glory, however they said I was way past restoration. Gerry had to talk a long time to get them to let me leave. I don't think I will ever go back there.
You surely can tell when a blogger is running out of interesting things to write about when the subject is a sanatorium.