Deaconess Hospital, Coming Down

The story of the Deaconesses, a German organization whose women members dedicated their lives to helping the sick, is amazing, and its mission continues.

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Sadly, their hospital on Oakland, long a landmark to Forest Park visitors and commuters on Highway 40, is rapidly coming down. There was even more demolished in the two weeks since I took these pictures.

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See the hospital here after abandonment but before demolition began.

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  1. CfR says:

    I’m gonna miss seeing that building perched atop the hill while driving down 44, or going north on Hampton from Southwest. It was a pretty cool location to view from a distance.

    Also, thanks for the info on Deaconess – my Grandma worked at that Deaconess hospital a long time ago, and I never thought too much of it until now.

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