Lakewood Villa Sanitarium

Photo courtesy of Ronald Gehrke

HomeLakewood Villa Sanitarium
13.p47FirlawnMentalHosp

Kenmore History

A three-story residence on Lakewood Villa Road (later NE 175th Street) became the Lakewood Villa Sanitarium specializing in psychiatry in the 1930s. Later renamed Firlawn, the facility offered private, long-term treatment. The famous American novelist Thomas Wolfe, author of Look Homeward, Angel, was a patient here in 1938.

0
Favorites