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Ex-Sanitarium Started By Ancestor Of Garry Trudeau Up For Sale

Administration Building, Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium
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Administration Building, Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium

A former sanitarium from the 19th century that made the Adirondack village of Saranac Lake famous for curing tuberculosis is up for sale.
The 64-acre former Trudeau Sanitarium is listed for $6.5 million and will be auctioned on Sept. 25.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports the 29-building property is currently owned by the American Management Association, a New York City-based executive training firm that purchased the site after it closed in the 1950s.

Edward Livingston Trudeau, a New York physician who survived tuberculosis, founded the site as the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium in 1885. He's the great-grandfather of Garry Trudeau, creator of the "Doonesbury" comic strip.

Saranac Lake became known as a center for treating TB sufferers, with many staying in what were known as "cure cottages."

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