"SPOOKED" SANATORIUM TIMELINE
1907* The first tuberculosis dispensary was opened.
1910* Waverly Hills Sanatorium, (original hospital) was opened with a capacity of 40 patients.
1913* The open-air school for undernourished and pre-tubercular children was opened.
1923* Started health program in public and parochial schools.* Sanatorium was granted additional accommodations as the hospital had outgrown the original buildings. $1,000,000bond issued.
1926* The present commodious buildings were completed in August with the new capacity of 435 beds. This building was erected at a cost of $3,625 a bed.* Nov. 1st - 8th, 1926 -Dr. C. H. Harris, City Health Officer, issued a proclamation, asking the people of Louisville to join the Louisville TB Association in observing “Open Window Week,”.* The 5 story, 435-bed building was formally dedicated.
1928* Oct. 31, 1928, Waverly Halloween Party -King - James Abraham (Rex) LileQueen - Juanita (Regina) Powers Jester (Appointed by the King & Queen) - Abe Netter
1929* Oct. 24, 1929 - Only residents of Louisville & Jefferson County were admitted to the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in the future treatment of TB. Dr. O. O. Miller, superintendent of the institution, a conference with A. H. Bowman, made announcement.* Dec. 12, 1929 - The land of Waverly Hills Sanatorium was increased by 159.52 acres when the board purchased for $5,000 from I. Sidney Jenkins the farm of the Hoertz estate. The board made the purchase because of the advantageous price.
1932* May 1st, Waverly Hills Sanatorium had a total of 480 patients. Between 75 and 100 applicants were on the waiting list. Kentucky Death Rate Soars.
1942* A nurse at Waverly received a monthly wage of $71.50 included meals, laundering, and uniforms.* A janitor, one of the unskilled workers not included in the proposed merit system, got $85 a month,* The telephone operators got $80 a month and worked 8 hour days, 7 days a week, with 1 day off per-month.
1955* Dec. 11, - Waverly Hills spends about $5.19 a day per-patient.
1961* Waverly Hills Sanatorium was closed as a TB hospital in June 1961.
1962* October - Woodhaven Geriatric Center / Woodhaven Medical Services was opened.
1980* July 25 - Woodhaven Medical Services was court ordered to close due to improper patient care.
1996 *Seavers sells Waverly and surrounding property to Bob Alberhasky.
1997-1998 Abandoned\* (Date Unconfirmed) 1998 - Waverly is considered for demolition as Bob Alberhasky seeks funding for the erection of a 150 ft. tall statue of Jesus Christ and an adjoining Christian meditation center. The project was later abandoned due to the lack of funding.
1999* October 28th & 29th "The Awakening of Waverly Manor" - The Lobby, 1st floor, and east wing reopened for tours, Halloween party, & concert from local bands. Psychic Dr. Peter Moscow conducted
2001* Charles & Tina Mattingly purchase 29 acre property from Bob Alberhasky. * July 19th,- "Fox's Scariest Places On Earth," films an episode on location at Waverly.* Halloween - Waverly is reopened again for tours & a haunted hospital attraction. Proceeds went to begin renovations of the sanatorium.
2002* Renovation of the laundry building starts with the roof.* Halloween - Waverly is reopened again for tours & a haunted hospital attraction. Proceeds went to renovations of the Waverly building & property.
2003* Renovation of the laundry building continues.* September - Building gets an upgrade for the haunted hospital attraction. Sprinkler system is installed and safety provisions are added to provide for a safe & fun attraction. * Halloween - Waverly is reopened again for tours & a haunted hospital attraction. Proceeds go to renovation of the Waverly building & property.
2004* Renovation of the laundry building continues.* Another upgrade to the building... windows have started to be replaced.* The movie "DEATH TUNNEL“ was filmed on location at Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Story is based on local Legends, lore, & haunting..* The documentary "SPOOKED" also filmed at Waverly by the same production company. The documentary explores local legends, lore, history, and haunting. Due to be released.* Halloween - Waverly is reopened again for tours & a haunted hospital attraction. Proceeds go to renovation of the Waverly building & property.
Used with permission. Roy Muir /Waverly Hills Historian (featured in SPOOKED) http://whsmemorial.tripod.com/id28.html