Old Adirondack sanitarium site sold for $2.65M

October 18, 2019 GMT

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The site of a sanitarium that made the Adirondack village of Saranac Lake famous for treating tuberculosis has been sold.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports the old Trudeau Sanatorium property was sold Thursday for $2.65 million to Cure Cottage Development.

The 29-building property had been owned since 1957 by a New York City-based executive training firm.

Edward Livingston Trudeau, a New York physician who survived tuberculosis, founded the medical care site in 1885. He’s the great-grandfather of “Doonesbury” comic strip creator Garry Trudeau.


Saranac Lake became known for treating TB sufferers, with many staying in what were known as “cure cottages.”

One of the buyers told the newspaper they want to stabilize buildings and host weddings and other events related to the chapel by the spring.