Dr. Prince's Sanitarium ????



Note from Nancy: I was given the photo albums of my great aunt about a year ago. One of the albums was put together when she wa a nurse at the Prince Sanitarium - around 1917. One of the photos had the above building in it which has the caption "The Home" with a year above it. I haven't been able to read the year. I've checked the photo at the Sangamon Valley Collection and they had not seen anything in the history of Sangamon County with a building like this one. After doing some research on Dr. Arthur Prince, I discovered that his grandfather was a doctor in Jacksonville as was his father and uncle. They practiced for many years in Jacksonville. Arthur started his practice there too, but then moved it to Springfield. According to the newspaper articles which I have, he was world known for his use of electrolysis in the treatment of eye, ear and nose problems. It was suggested that I check in Jacksonville to see if this building may have been located there. I would appreciate any information on the building and its location.

Submitted by Nancy Janusweski