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Hygienic House Hygiene Sanitarium

Hygiene Sanitarium, Hygiene, CO.
Longmont Museum’s online collection

Hygiene, Colorado received its name from the Hygiene Home opened on April 13, 1883 for its first season.  People with tuberculosis came to the Hygiene Sanitarium to recuperate in the clean mountain air, drinking the rich mineral water supplied by the springs on the property, and receiving treatments with locally grown mountain sage. The large, impressive building served as a sanitarium for eight years, then a hotel, an orphanage and family residences before being demolished in 1926.