[Fletcher Academy] for many years operated treatment rooms and the Health Cafeteria, the first cafeteria in Asheville. The health work began in a formal way with the building of a “cottage for sanitarium purposes” (from Minutes) in 1915. This was the forerunner of Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital. The hospital facility is used today as a nursing home.
The following undated photographs were contributed by Samantha Litzsinger, found in a scrapbook about Mountain Sanitarium:
Articles and Mentions
- Adams, S.A. (Feb 4, 1940). Runs unique farm school, sanitarium” Asheville Citizen Times no page number , found in clippings file at Pack Library in Asheville, NC.
- Blackwell, C. (June 22, 1969). “A place of service to mountain people” Asheville Citizen Times. No date, found in the clippings file of Pack Library, Asheville, NC.
- Brownsburger, J.F. ( n.d. ). The story of Fletcher School and Sanitarium, in White, W.C. Sketches of the United Work of Small Schools and Sanitariums, pp 22-27.
- “Eat at the Good Health Place” (1921) Advertisement in the Asheville City Directory, 1921.
- Fain, J.T. (June 25, 1977) “County has two other hospitals” The Times of Hendersonville pg 1.
- Fain, J.T. (1980) A partial history of Henderson County” Arno Press, NY324-328.
- Clayburn, J. (1985) Mountain memories: The story of Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital School of Nursing Collegedale Press, Collegedale TN.
- Leggett, H.V. (n.d.) “Mountain Sanitarium” p10-11.
- Shaw, L.W. (February 1, 1959). Mt. Sanitarium is noted health resort. Asheville Citizen Times no page number- found in clippings file in Pack Lib rary, Asheville, NC.
- Undated pamphlet, no author “The Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital” in the Appalachian State University archives.
- White, E. G. (1905). The ministry of healing. Found online at http://www.ellenwhite.info/books/bk-mh-contents.htm