The Stories Behind This Former Illinois Sanitarium Will Astound You

In the mid-1800s, a beautiful limestone building was erected in Batavia. Throughout the many years since, it has been reinvented numerous times to serve a wide array of purposes. Read on for the incredible story of Batavia Institute!

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