Sanatorium - Dolhain
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The Preventorium Dolhain is a fantastic art deco style building situated near the river Weser in the quiet secluded area of Dolhain near Liege.
The Preventorium was built to accommodate Children who were infected with or presumed to be infected with tuberculosis and continued to act as a sanatorium until the mid 1980’s. Preventorium’s differed slightly from sanatoriums in that they catered more specifically to patients with an early state of infection. Work on the building started in the 1950’s and completion is recorded in 1955 when the hospital was in full operation.
The building had a brief history closing only 30 years later when it became uneconomical to maintain the 150 bed capacity preventorium.
Following the closure of the hospital the property was transferred back to ownership of the province of Liege before ultimately being sold to
businessman Kurt Mayer in 1991 for a reported 10.6 million Belgium francs (approximately €250,000) with plans that the hospital would be stripped out and converted into high end loft apartments.