Laurel Heights

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Agency History

1910, August

Established by the State Tuberculosis Commission as the Fairfield County Home for the Care and Treatment of Persons Suffering from Tuberculosis; renamed Shelton State Sanatorium.


Renamed Laurel Heights.

1957, Public Act 57-586

Administration transferred to the Commission on Tuberculosis and other Chronic Illness

1959, June 22

Began accepting patients with other chronic diseases.

1959 Public Act 59-148

Transferred to Department of Health, Office of Tuberculosis Control, Hospital Care and Rehabilitation; renamed Laurel Heights Hospital.

1981, March 12

Ceased operations; facility transferred to Department of Administrative Services as of Oct. 8, 1981

Published Articles/History

Laurel Heights State Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Laurel Heights Sanatorium, Shelton, Conn: Welcome. Hartford, State Tuberculosis Commission, n.d.
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc T791 Lahe]
Thorough information including photographs included in the annual reports of the Tuberculosis Commission, [CSL Call Number ConnDoc T791sc]

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Laurel Heights State Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

Annual Reports are located in:

[CSL Call Number ConnDoc T791sc]

Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]

State Archives Record Group: RG 179 (Special Care Sanatoria)

List of Superintendents


Years of Service

William M. Stockwell 1910-1915
Edward J. Lynch 1916-Dec. 1, 1954
Kirby S. Howlett, Jr. Dec. 1, 1954-1967
Frederick C. Warring 1968-1971
John B. O'Connor 1972-1976
Wallace W. Turner 1977-1980