Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sanchez Private Sanitarium

Last summer, I met Ed Whitehead and he gave me a picture postcard of the Sanchez Private Sanitarium in Barwick, Georgia. I intended to scan it and post it then, but things got in the way.

Here it is. Barwick is on the county-line of Brooks and Thomas Counties in Georgia. Dr. Simeon Edward Sanchez, M.D., a son of Alexander B. Sanchez, Jr., was the operator of the sanitarium. Dr. Sanchez's name appears in the records to the Thomas County Medical Society and occasionally in the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper at awards ceremonies.

I understand that the building has been torn-down.

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Dr. Simeon Sanchez had a brother that was also a medical doctor, Dr. Butler Hall Sanchez, M.D. who practiced in Plant City, Florida.

I have a question. What was the sanitarium? a hospital, a TB facility, or what?

1 comment:

Kathryn Kasper said...

It was a private hospital. I don't know what year it closed but I know it was post-WWII. The bulding was sold after his son, Simeon Edward Sanchez, Jr. M.D. built his own office adjacent to the family home. In the late 1970's (I believe) the structure was destroyed in a fire.

Kathryn Sanchez Kasper
Daughter of Simeon Edward Sanchez, Jr.