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Waverly Sanitarium

Originally Waverly Hills Sanatorium was a place for Major Thomas H. Hays to send his daughters to school in 1883. The school was named by the woman he hired to teach Lizzy Lee Harris who liked the Waverley Novels. The Major named the property Waverley Hills because he liked the name. When TB became an epidemic the Sanatorium was built to hold up to fifty patients and the people went there to be isolated from everyone else. The Sanatorium and the property became its own self-contained community well equipped for patients. Over time it became worn down and vandalized almost to the point of being condemned. A paranormal loving couple bought the place and are restoring the eerie building to its former glory.

Credit: Posted in "Indiana" August 18, 2015 by Trisha Faulkner

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