Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I Was Born There

   Well, not actually.  I was born in the newer section but you know what I mean.  Sadly, after three decades of neglect and misplaced trust that "somebody" would do "something" to save it, the Smith Infirmary was demolished by the City earlier today.  The SILIVE has pictures and video.

   I'm a little disappointed with myself for never going back and getting some better, closeup pictures of the building but it sure ain't happening now.  So it goes.  I wonder how many poorly built townhouses they're going to fit on the property.


Bob Miller said...

My father was born there in 1917. I was born at that location in 1949, probably in the original building (was there a new wing yet then?). Likewise, my sister in 1952. Later on in the 50's, I said goodbye there to my tonsils. With all the landmark consciousness now, it's sad they ever let this one go to ruin.

The Wasp said...

I way born there in 1966, my wife in 1969 and my sister in 1970. My friend's dad was a doctor there until it closed and I worked on my dentistry merit badge there in 1978. Amazing place.