The breezes through these wooden shelters were believed to cure babies suffering from tuberculosis and other diseases. In 1914, the Chicago Daily News offered to fund a more permanent sanitarium building.
|The Chicago Daily News "Fresh Air" Sanitarium.|
|Empty hammocks hanging from the ceiling and baby carriages parked against a wall inside the Chicago Daily News Sanitarium.|
|Woman reaching toward a child lying in a hammock inside the Chicago Daily News Sanitarium.|
|Nine female nurses holding babies, standing and sitting on a wall in front of the Chicago Daily News Sanitarium.|
|Children playing a circle game on a slope of grass with the Chicago Daily News Sanitarium in the background across Lake Shore Drive.|
The Chicago Park District converted the building to Theatre on the Lake in 1953, located at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, that offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.