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Old Sacred Heart Hospital Nursing School …

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Nuns in Front ofNurses Home 2 _ RTP _SFW

This building on 12th Avenue used to be the home of the old Sacred Heart Hospital Nursing School.  I am not sure of the years that it was built and was the school and home for the nurses of Sacred Heart Hospital.  From 1969 until around 1979, it was the home of the Academy of Arts and Sciences … this was were I went to high school for 10th, 11th and 12th grades and graduated in 1971.  I believe there were 55 kids in my class.  If you look real close you will see three nuns and two nurses in this photo, which was made sometime in the 1950’s, I would guess.  I have posted a view from the other side earlier, but this is the first from the south end looking north.  If you happen to know the years when this was the nursing school, please let us know … Thanks for looking … Frank

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  1. I checked the Polk city directories at the Library, the first listing I found for the Nursing school was 1946, and the last was 1962, In 1965 it was listed as vacant.


    Bill Jordan

    November 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    • Thanks for taking the effort to go to the library to check out the Polk City Directory. That time-line sounds about right to me, because when the building was converted into a school in 1969, only the first floor was used … the second floor was in bad shape. I believe only a room on the second floor was used as a student lounge. The building was not air conditioned, so it was stifling in some months. The guys had to wear a coat and tie for a uniform making it really miserable in some months. But we all got through it and looking back, I do not remember anyone having a heat stroke and passing out. Now days, the kids would moan and complain. Thanks for commenting and keep in touch … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      November 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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