I spotted the roofline of what looked to be a Romanesque and Gothic castle recently, and after a search on Google Maps, I found out what this large, majestic building was.
Closed decades ago, it is now low-income apartments. I had trouble getting a good shot, but you can see a more proficient view of the entire building here.
The Daughters of Charity also ran nearby Marillac College, which I featured earlier this year, which is due north of the old hospital, across what is now St. Vincent’s Park, which I suspect was owned by the Sisters as well.
I found it interesting that there is the 1930 Census on file for the hospital, or as they called it back then, a sanitarium.
I was saddened about the current condition of the building, which is beginning to show the age of its renovation in the early 1980’s.
Likewise, it is isolated, up a narrow suburban street, and I wonder about its long term viability. We talked to a couple of residents, and they were not happy with their living conditions.