Details for Site of The Odessa Sanitarium (Atlas Number 5135004898)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135004898


Marker Number 4898
Atlas Number 5135004898
Marker Title Site of The Odessa Sanitarium
Index Entry Odessa Sanitarium, Site of
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 749031
UTM Northing 3526460
Subject Codes hospitals; medical topics and health professionals
Marker Year 1967
Marker Location 307 N. Grant St., Odessa
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Established in 1886 by Odessa Townsite Company, the Odessa medical and surgical sanitarium was directed by Dr. R.E. Haughton, a former railroad physician from Indiana. It was located in a two-story wooden structure of twenty rooms. By March 1890 the project had failed. Dr. Haughton moved to Midland. The building became a have for migrant families. A portion was used as a church. When Ector County was created in January 1891, the sanitarium was moved several blocks and became the first Ector County Courthouse. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.