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From: "Carol Movahed" <>
Subject: RE: [PITTSBURGH] Leech Farm Hospital
Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 21:30:04 -0400
In-Reply-To: <240.b103e1d.31914184@aol.com>


Hi,

According to the Historic Pittsburgh site -
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/ - the City Council selected the
Leech Farm site (East End section of Pittsburgh) in 1913 for the site of the
new City Tuberculosis Sanatorium. I don't know when it stopped being a TB
Sanatorium but I would guess that it was when antibiotics were invented. I
know that the VA had a psychiatric hospital up at Leech Farm in the 1960's
and 70's.

You can also check the Historic Pittsburgh site for old maps.

Hope this helps.

Carol M.


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>I would like to know history of the Leech Farm Hospital and where it was
>located and address. Is it still in operation?
>Also, would like to determine the distance from Leech Farm to St. Mary of
>Mercy Catholic Church. I found a relative died of TB at Leech Farm in
>December
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