My name is Alicia Magistro and
I recently began researching my family history. My grandmother never talked much about her family when she was alive and
I am truly kicking myself that I didn't think to ask her more before she passed 8 years ago. I have been trying to
piece the puzzles together for the past year or so.
This brings me to why I am e-mailing you. I was looking at my Grandmother's sister's death certificate
tonight and saw that she was diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis for 5 years before dying in 1941 at the age of 20.
I decided to google what treatment and life for someone with this in the 30s and 40s was and came upon the concept of a
Sanatorium. My grandmother and her family lived in Johnstown, PA, so I did a quick search to see if there was a Sanatorium
in the area and stumbled upon your website.
After some looking around at all the amazing pictures you feature on your site, I had a funny feeling like something
looked familiar. I went back and looked at the only photo I have of my Grandmother's sister and I couldn't believe
the similarities in the building that she was standing in front of compared to the buildings in your pictures.
The picture is above. I've also attached
her death certificate. I guess I am just curious on your opinion of the building since you were there!