The legacy of Dr. Daniel Lesesne Smith 

Published 2:28 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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Join the Historic Saluda Committee for the first quarterly presentation of 2022 in the Step Back in History program series, featuring The Legacy of Dr. Daniel Lesesne Smith. Presenter Billy Shand says, “Just above Main Street in Saluda is the enclave known as Smith Hill. Long held as the property of the Smith family and its branches, Smith Hill was once the site of the Infants and Children’s Sanitarium (ICS), a true “labor of love” that was the handiwork of Dr. Daniel Lesesne Smith (1877-1947), a true pioneer in the field of pediatric medicine. The ICS was one part of the remarkable story of Saluda’s contribution to medical history in western North Carolina, but only one part.” 


Come learn about the legacy of Dr. Daniel Lesesne Smith and hear how the HSC is working to preserve this critical piece of Saluda history. A prolific speaker, Billy Shand is a retired Episcopal priest. His family has been part of Saluda since the late 1880’s. As an added treat, this presentation is being held in the sanctuary of the historic Church of the Transfiguration built in 1889, at 72 Charles St, Saluda, NC. This presentation is free and open to the public. Please stay tuned to the Historic Saluda Committee Facebook page at for more information or for any modifications to this program. Contact for questions. 

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Submitted by Cindy Tuttle