I am so please you responded to the message. You can fax information regarding the Sanatorium to 915/465-2970, ATTN: Shelley Gregg.
The facility once known as the Sanatoruim is now a facility housing mentally retarded adults, most of whom have secondary diagnoses of mental illness. We are known as San Angelo State School and are part of the Texas Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. The volunteer services organization hosts a TB Days Reunion each fall, and I am currently gathering names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for the reunion invitation list.
Last week, I received a request to forward information to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, as a reporter is interested in doing a feature article on the former Tuberculosis Sanatorium. We are so excited about this prospect and the possible surge of people coming forward to tell their stories.
Further information on the McKnight Tuberculosis Hospital and its superintendent, Dr. J.B. McKnight, as well as the history of Carlsbad, can be found in the Handbook of Texas Online via the web.
If you have further need of information, please give me a call at 915/465-2726.