Built in 1972, it officially opened in 1974 with 11 stories, 127 rooms and enough beds to accommodate over 300 patients. It remained operational until finally closing in 2002. The property was bought in 2004 for $4.2 million by Jacob Sopher, President of Ace Parking Management.
In 2009, a group of local businessmen had plans to renovate the deteriorating hospital into an assisted living facility. It was to be named Diamond Pointe and would’ve have 150-rooms and 50 to 100 employees. The $22 million project never came into fruition.
The hospital has deteriorated over the years, attracting taggers, scrappers, and local thrill seekers. The walls are covered in immature and crude graffiti, large pieces of metal hang from the ceiling as ceiling tiles litter the floors on every level and the smell of mold is everywhere. The mayor has stated that in November 2010, it was apparent how bad the building had gotten.
Photo(Nomeus, 2007- Flurbex.com): Nomeus M.D. and his assistant at work
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