Wednesday, December 12, 2007

old hospital

this is a picture i took of the hospital that my dad was born at. many of you have likely seen it, its the abandoned building on fulton where the 180 exits. im not sure why its just sitting there still, but i think we should buy it, renovate it, and all live there. its pretty big, we could have parties every day.

17 comments:

edluv said...

are you sure that was a hospital? i thought it was something different. are you thinking of the old saint agnes (which is @ floradora & fruit)?

timidvenus said...

ill ask my dad

timidvenus said...

okay, i called the fresno historical society and they said it was a hospital, the Sample Sanitarium, from 1915-1960-ish.

http://historicfresno.org/tours/lowell17.htm

timidvenus said...

and she said not to be confused by the word sanitarium.

edluv said...

ah, see, i thought it was one of those, which i wouldn't associate w/hospital by name.

that answers that. you busy little beaver.

George Rutherford said...

Does that mean I was born there?

George Rutherford said...

Maybe I got the story mixed up. I don't remember much of the day.

timidvenus said...

okay, now ive talked to my dad and done more research. it was called something different when he was born there, sequoia hospital or something, but its the same one. from what i read some doctors bought it and renamed it. so, yes dad, you were born there.

Scott & Malisa Johnson said...

Hey Sara. Got the cute Christmas card. I can't wait to see Georgia! We fly out Sunday!

sara'a aunt Heather said...

I was born there too!! I think you should buy it too. I know a very old Doctor that worked there...

m.wise said...

unless there's an elevator/escalator in it, i want to have my room on the main floor.

timidvenus said...

do i know an old doctor thet worked there as well?

and im not opposed to an elevator, or to you living on the main floor. whatever you want, mike. but i figured adams wood shop would also be on the main floor, so it might be a bit loud with all that hammering going on.

m.wise said...

i'll hang a sheet and wear ear plugs.

timidvenus said...

mike...always thinking.

Adam said...

It caught fire a year or two ago I think.

edluv said...

that's crazy talk.

Uncle Skip said...

Party every day???
I thought every day was already a party. It's just that some parties are more fun than others