HAUNTED LOUISVILLE, Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Southeast of the city sitting prominently and forebodingly on a hill is the long-closed quarantine facility for tuberculous patients. It has since been repurposed as a popular tourist attraction and is allegedy haunted. The notorious body chute, down which the deceased were flung, is a highlight. (KevinR@Ky)
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Join Us for Happy Hour Mon-Friday At 230 Fifth Rooftop
Solarium at Waverly Hills "Sanatorium" (It was a Tuberculosis Hospital before they knew what it was)
Waverly Hills Sanitorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium Louisville Kentucky 2009. Extremely sad.
During the 1800s and early 1900s, America was ravaged by a deadly disease known by many as the “white death” --- tuberculosis. This terrifying and very contagious plague, for which no cure existed, claimed entire families and sometimes entire towns. In 1900, Louisville, Kentucky had one of the highest tuberculosis death rates in America. Built on low, swampland, the area was the perfect breeding ground for disease and in 1910, a hospital was constructed on a windswept hill in southern…