Friday, April 29, 2011

Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital

I found this while looking through the Historical Image Collection. The HIC holds a series of images of Places, and for this week I found a nice full view of the Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital. The building is currently being used as the Campus Services Building (CSB).

According to Internet rumors, the building is haunted by a “friendly” ghost, the details of the haunting involve a nurse who lived on the 7th floor and died there.

The building was erected in 1939 and served as a Tuberculosis Hospital until the late 50’s and early 60’s when patients were then transferred to the Salem TB Hospital.

The HIC is a fantastic resource for photographs from OHSU’s history. The full inventory is 166 pages.

More information on Tuberculosis in Oregon can be found at website for the exhibit on TB that HC&A did in 2005.

--Max Johnson, HC&A Student Assistant

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