Dr. George Washington Gregg, son of Canandaigua’s oldest resident George Gregg, was born in 1876. He built and founded the Canandaigua Health Home at 6 Gorham St. in the city.
The Canandaigua Health Home focused on the care of chronic and acute illnesses, though an advertising booklet for the home lists specifically what illnesses were not treated at the home.
Like many sanatoriums of the time, hydro and electric therapies were utilized. Dr. Gregg lived in the home as his primary residence, but died in 1934 in a freak accident while fixing the elevator in the building.