Picture of staff/ patients(?) working out on the weights that were located in the Gymnasium Building at the Milwaukee Sanitarium in the middle of the 20th century. The Gymnasium building was constructed in the 1930's. This building was used for physical activities, dancing, and later movies were shown in the building. There was a billiards room in the building and an arts and crafts room on the bottom floor. The Occupational Therapy Department used this building at one time too. The Gymnasium was knocked down in the 1980’s when the new hospital was built. This building was located approximately where the present Gym is in the hospital today. The present Gym is located near the back-exit doors of the hospital.
Jon Van Beckum- Archivist
middle 20th century
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Archives
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Weight equipment, Gymnasium Building, Milwaukee Sanitarium