I graduated from the Washington Hospital School of Nursing, which itself is over 100 years old. Walking through the halls and looking at the class photos was a true trip through time. I recall a graduating class of one! Perhaps we need to revisit my old school, as it is a treasure trove of history in itself.
Today's post is a look at another nearby hospital based nurses dorm/nursing school. I'm ashamed to say I was only recently aware of its existence. Once again, Brownsville, Pa has provided us with an amazing old building who, as far as I know.has an uncertain future. Let me back up a bit....
Saturday started with a trip to the Fredricktown, Pa Ferryboat Festival. The ferry wasn't running , (see video in previous post here ) so we decided to go to our old stand-by, Brownsville. After a quick stop at another location which you will see soon, we headed up the hill to the old hospital, which I have never seen. We laughed as we pulled up to see a crew of several fellow explorers, tripods in hand, debating entrance to the old nurses home. We jokingly told them to "get off our turf" and quickly parked the rental and introduced ourselves. While Evan was talking to the guys I whispered to the young lady in the group who was eager to check the place out."C'mon...lets go!" We darted across the street and into the unlocked door. Being broad daylight and an unplanned trip, my photos aren't Danielle quality. I grabbed some quick shots and Evan and I decided to let the other kids take this one. It is a beautiful ole place with a lot of history. Rather than copy and paste, I'm gonna send you to:
http://www.abandonedonline.net/hospitals/brownsville-general-hospital/. This is a great site with a ton of info on the buildings. Another thing I like about this site is their references are properly cited...which I learned to do...in nursing school. Enjoy the shots!
And a few of the old Brownsville General Hospital across the street.