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Old Sacred Heart Hospital in the Early 1940’s …

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I am not sure of the exact yeay this was made … I want to say 1941 or 42, but I have no idea.  Maybe if someone could identify the cars in the photo, we could pin it down.  I posted an aerial photo earlier that my dad had made back in the 1930’s and you did not see a parking lot across from the hospital.  Also, note all of the trees out front of the hospital.  I posted an exterior view several posts back and it did not have all of this foliage.  As usual, all comments are welcomed …

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July 31, 2011 at 11:52 am

Old Sacred Heart Hospital …

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This is just another exterior view of the hospital that my father made.  I thought this was one that had the nuns out front on the lawn, but I was mistaken … however, it still is a nice view, so I thought that I would leave it in.  Thanks for looking.

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July 31, 2011 at 10:43 am

Operating Room at Old Sacred Heart Hospital …

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I do not know if this photograph was ” set-up ” or if this was an actual surgery.  Look at the knife that the nurse or doctor is using on the patient … I used to have a scuba diving knife that looked better that the knife she is using.  I do not have any information on this photo, I just think that it looks interesting, scarey, but interesting.  I had my tonsils removed at the old hospital back in 1959 and I can remember it very vividly.  Back in those days, they dropped ether to put you to sleep.  I can remember a nurse standing over me, placing a mask over my nose and telling me to count backwards from 25.  When I hit 10 I thought that I was going to throw-up and when I hit 5, I was out!

If anyone wants to share their old Sacred Heart hospital memories, you are more than welcome to here …

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July 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

Ambulance / Hearse at Old Sacred Heart Hospital …

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My father made this photograph in back of the old Sacred Heart Hospital sometime in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.  This circular drive way is still at the old hospital today.   You can see a sign in the second window that says ” Morris Funeral Home ” and in the third window ” Ambulance ” is written on the glass.  So my guess is that this vehicle stayed pretty busy back in it’s day.  The photo was in very bad shape and it took me quite a while to repair the image.  It also had been posted on the old site, but it did not have the matting around the image.  I was surprised that it did not generate any comments from anyone, since it is such an unusual image.  No idea who the nurse is in the photo … notice how she is wearing her cap at such an angle – I am sure it has something to do with style and attitude and not uniform regulation!

Any and all comments are welcome … I would be interested in knowing from anyone if the ambulance / hearse was backed up the area that was the entrance to the morgue.  I believe that the entrance to the emergency room would have been located to the left of the front on the vehicle, because I can remember going down into the emergency room as a kid and it was not was not where this vehicle is located.  Thanks for looking …

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July 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

Old Sacred Heart Hospital Aerial …

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This aerial shows the old Sacred Heart Hospital and the Sacred Heart Nurse’s Home on 12th Avenue.  To the north of the hospital is the building that once housed Friendly Service Grocery, Moulton’s Drug Store and a series of offices.  One of these offices on Gonzalez Street was my father’s first photography studio.  Also, notice that there is no office building across from the hospital.  My father must have made this photo sometime in the late 1940’s.

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July 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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