8. Seaview Hospital
Seaview Hospital opened its doors in 1913. Like many tuberculosis hospitals in the 20th century, the grounds and buildings were designed with an “open air” concept in correlation with the popular belief that fresh air and sunlight were the best cures for infectious diseases. At one point in time, the hospital served as the largest tuberculosis sanitarium in the country. It is also the location where the cure for tuberculosis was discovered.
Today, the Seaview Hospital site is partially occupied, having been renovated and repurposed by NYC Health + Hospitals. It is also in line to be further renovated as a mixed-used, health and wellness-focused development.