Park View Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.) minutes, stock certificates, and photographs
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Park View Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.) minutes, stock certificates, and photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Park View Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Park View Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.) minutes, stock certificates, and photographs
Dates: 1902-1940
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (2 volumes, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 2103

Biographical/Historical Note

Park View Sanitarium was organized in 1900 in Savannah, Georgia, by Dr. Ralston Lattimore, Dr. John W. Daniel, Dr. Joseph B. Graham, Dr. A. B. Simmons, and Dr. George R. White. It was located at 918 Drayton Street, at the corner of Drayton and Waldburg Streets. Park View was renowned throughout the southeast. The hospital trained many doctors and nurses in addition to tending to patients. In 1925, the doctors decided to close down Park View in an effort to concentrate hospital staff in Savannah at a few hospitals rather than spread them out over several. Furnishings were auctioned off, and the property was eventually sold to the Congregation Agudath Achim in 1940.

Dr. George R. White (1866-1926) was a renowned physician who paved new pathways in medicine. He wrote numerous articles and gave many speeches on new methods. He was born in Long Island, New York. He graduated from Columbia Medical School in 1891 and then studied abroad. After serving in the Spanish-American War, he took up residence in Savannah. He became half owner and surgeon-in-chief of Park View Sanitarium.

Dr. James Ralston Lattimore (1871-1938), a native of Savannah, also graduated from Columbia Medical School in 1893. He came back to Savannah to practice and became director and physician-in-chief of Park View Sanitarium. He later served on the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of minutes from the Board of Directors of Park View Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.) from 1905 until the property was sold in 1940, as well as a book of stock certificates for shares in Park View dating from 1902 to 1928 and photographs of Dr. James Ralston Lattimore and Dr. George R. White. Dates of the images are unknown. The image of Dr. Lattimore is in color. The image of Dr. White was printed on metal and is framed.

The folder containing photographs is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.

Index Terms

Lattimore, James Ralston, 1871-1938.
Minutes (administrative records)
Park View Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.)
Stock certificates.
White, George R., 1866-1926.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Park View Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.) minutes, stock certificates, and photographs, MS 2103, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Harry Lattimore, 1982.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Stock certificates, 1902-1928


2Minutes, 1905-1940


1Photographs of Dr. James Ralston Lattimore and Dr. George W. White, undated