Creation date / 2011 / July / 7
- Vicksburg Hospital 5/8
This view reminds me of something out of an old west ghost town.
- Vicksburg Hospital 6/8
I always love finding architectural details like this on old buildings. This one looks like it's weeping. Perhaps it knew what was to come.
- Vicksburg Hospital 1/8
At one point this was a solid, glorious building, but it fell into neglect after the new hospital building was built. People lose interest in their old toy after they get a new one.
- Vicksburg Hospital 4/8
At one point it was converted into apartments. People used to live here.
- Vicksburg Hospital 3/8
Even in its latter days, it still had some style. Look at the cornices over the windows.
- Vicksburg Hospital 2/8
As always, when a building is pressed into a different service than the one it was designed for, strange, clumisily built additions start to appear.
- brick wall with wires
We generally think of bricks as being incredibly uniform—nobody wants to be just another brick in the wall. But these bricks are anything but uniform.
And what's with the wires? Where do they begin? Where do they end? Why is there a loop?
- Vicksburg Hospital 8/8
Look at the corbels over the windows, at the detailing on the soffits. We don't bother to build things this way anymore in a small town. Everything is utilitarian—and plastic.
- Vicksburg Hospital 7/8
The rear entrance. Who knows what happiness or desperation passed through these doors over the years?