Anidrosis Sanatorium, Skowhegan, ca. 1885

Contributed by Skowhegan History House

Anidrosis Sanatorium, Skowhegan, ca. 1885

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


The Anadrosis Sanatorium was operated by "Dr." Conant, who treated patients with a sauna-bath treatment. R.T. Patten's description goes far afield here but is interesting nonetheless.

"Dwelling which shows through elm trees toward left is the old Parlin place, now owned by the American Woolen Company, and occupied by its agent, Thomas E. Greenway. Farther to the right is the Skowhegan Public Library, and to the right of the sanatorium is a very good view of Hotel Coburn. The dwelling still farther to the right, somewhat in the shade of the elm trees, is the old Farwell place.

"Charles Farrar Brown, who became famous as a humorist, under the name of Artemus Ward, once boarded there. The logs piled along the river bank are to supply the pulp mill which is beyond the right hand margin of the picture. The boiler house of that enterprise shows, however, and rising across it diagonally is the log or runway up which the sticks of timber were hauled."

~ Roland T. Patten Custodian of Historical Views, 1929"

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Anidrosis Sanatorium, Skowhegan, ca. 1885
  • Creator: Independent Reporter
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Town: Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: 156_148_5anadrosis2
  • Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-6632

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.