Clifton Springs Sanitarium

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Clifton Springs Sanitarium
Clifton Springs Sanitarium May 10.jpg
Clifton Springs Sanitarium, May 2010
Clifton Springs Sanitarium is located in New York
Clifton Springs Sanitarium
Clifton Springs Sanitarium is located in the US
Clifton Springs Sanitarium
Location 11 and 9 E. Main St, Clifton Springs, New York
Coordinates 42°57′40″N 77°8′14″W / 42.96111°N 77.13722°W / 42.96111; -77.13722Coordinates: 42°57′40″N 77°8′14″W / 42.96111°N 77.13722°W / 42.96111; -77.13722
Area 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built 1892
Architect Pierce & Bickford
Architectural style Romanesque, Gothic Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference # 79001615[1]
Added to NRHP April 06, 1979

Clifton Springs Sanitarium is a historic sanitarium building located at Clifton Springs in Ontario County, New York.[2] Construction of the sanitarium building began in 1892 as a five-story ell-shaped 244-foot-long (74 m) brick structure in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The facade is eleven bays wide and terminated at each end by a conical tower with flat roof. A rectangular tower dominates the central bay. The building includes a chapel that has a favrile glass mosaic of the Last Supper designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. It was home to the Clifton Springs Water Cure promoted by Dr. Henry Foster, whose 1854 home, Foster Cottage, is located on the property. In 1974 it was converted to a senior citizens apartment building.[3] The sanitarium building and Foster Cottage were later included as part of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium Historic District.

The spa building "is a fine example of the early work of the Elmira architectural firm of Pierce and Bickford which was active in the western part of New York State from 1890 to 1930."[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Samaritan Medical Center (September 2008). "Stonewall Jackson and the Henderson Hydropath". in Samaritan Medical Center Newsletter (PDF). No.42. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-06-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Michael Herschensohn (December 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Clifton Springs Sanitarium" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01. and Accompanying 13 photographs

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