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Estes Nichols' Sanatorium

Scenic views, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

Scenic views, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

The sanatorium offered woodland trails, log camps in the woods where patients could spend time in the winter, as well as beautiful scenery.

Nichols' intended the facility not only to be in an ideal location, but to be modern in all regards -- electric lights, electric laundry, central heating and healthy spring water -- from the same source as "the well known Poland Spring water."

He believed it was the best facility in the country.