Approximately thirty years ago, a new one-story hospital was built to replace the old hospital which had served the community for decades. As is typical of such buildings, it ended up being used for other purposes, eventually ending up being an apartment building, before being demolished. A sad waste of a fine old building.
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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.
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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.
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Even in its latter days, it still had some style. Look at the cornices over the windows.
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At one point it was converted into apartments. People used to live here.
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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.
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The rear entrance. Who knows what happiness or desperation passed through these doors over the years?
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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.