"A Fine and Modernly Equipped Institution of which Middletown can well feel proud-no better anywhere in Western Maryland. Twenty-one handsomely furnished rooms occupies the site of old Herring property."
"The Register takes pleasure this week in bringing before the public another splendid institution which the people of Middletown should feel proud of, via: Dr. A. A. Lamar's Sanitarium. This institution is not only an ornament to our town, but it is one of the best and most modernly equipped sanitariums in Western Maryland. This statement is not our own, but is the expression of medical men from a distance, who have inspected it."
"The sanitarium, which occupies the site of the Herring property, diagonally across the street from The Register building, was opened to the public on Jan. 4, 1908. The building, which is of handsome architectural design, is three stories in height and contains 21 rooms. These comprise the offices, reception-room, library, parlor, dining hall, kitchen, bathrooms, bed rooms, laboratory and operating room."
"The operating room, of course, is the most important place in the sanitarium. This is on the second floor, the four large windows facing the south and the west. There is also a skylight. The room is equipped with all of the latest and most modern appliances, furnished by the Bernstein Mfg. Co., of Philadelphia, the largest manufacturers of hospital supplies in the country. Every apparatus used in a first-class operating room can be found here."
"The bed rooms are all on the second and third floors and every one is handsomely furnished with the latest design hospital furniture, all in white. The beds are solid iron and the washstands have glass tops. All the bed rooms are outside rooms."
"The parlor library furniture is handsome upholstered antique colonial mahogany. The office furniture is massive antique oak with Spanish leather upholstering. The dining-hall is finished in quartered oak. There is a handsome mantle of Ionic architecture, in both offices, the library, parlor and dining-hall. Provision has also been made for a sun parlor."
The entire sanitarium is lighted from a gas plant in the cellar and is heated by hot water. There is a cellar under the entire building, dividing into four compartments, all with concrete floors."
"The sanitarium is delightfully located, all sides being open, with a large lawn on the south and west. From the south and west windows there is a fine view of South Mountain and the Harper's Ferry Gap."
"The exterior of the sanitarium is painted in colonial yellow, with green blinds and white trimmings. There are both inside and outside blinds. Architecturally, the front porch, as will be seen by picture, is a very handsome piece of work, extending along the entire front and out over the sidewalk. The upper veranda gives a fine view of both east and west Main street. There are also porches in the rear. Miss H.M. Smith is the superintending nurse."
"Other interior views and further description will appear later."