York Manor Crane Sanitarium

York Manor Crane Sanitarium

York Manor a three-story red brick structure was built in 1891, other reports say the Gothic mansion was completed as far back as the 1870’s. It was the home of Dr. Frederick and Mrs. Martha Fischer, sometimes refereed to as the Fischer Mansion.  Frederick J.T. Fischer (1862-1906) was an original Elmhurst settler, a civil war veteran, and served as the 2nd physician of the town.

Dr. Milo Crane (1874-1944) purchased the home in the early 20th century and converted it to the Crane Sanitarium in 1914.  After Dr. Crane died in 1944 it was used as a hotel that saw many names over the years.  Some of the names: The Crane Hotel, Elmhurst Apartments, and The York Manor Hotel.  It was last known as the Elmhurst Hotel.

The old Sanitarium was demolished, and sold in 2003. Nothing was ever built in its location, and the lot has just been a grassy field for a number of years now.  Although there are no ghost stories dating back to when the building once stood, after demolition strange voices have been recorded at the location. They have been rumored to possibly be patients that died while it was a Sanitarium.

Location: 203 S. York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Google Maps)

Rumored Type of Haunting: intelligent

Type of Spirit/Spirits: human

Nature of Spirit/Spirits: believed to be benevolent

Number of Spirit/Spirits: unknown

Notoriety of Haunting: 🔥 1/5

Haunted Chicago Editor Rating: ⭐⭐⭐✰✰ 3/5 stars

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