Looking for help. We have a building in our city that was once a hospital (folks have told me, one says she had her appendics out there). I cannot find ANYTHING about this hospital even existing. It was built in 1945 but the current owner has no historical info.
Any suggestions about where and how I should be looking for info?
I’ll list some sources that I’ve used to find information on many of these buildings.
-The county’s historical society is a good place to start.
-The city’s public library is a great resource, usually containing photographs, blueprints, newspapers and previous owners.
-Google has a pretty extensive collection of newspaper in their archives. Searching for the building’s address may yield some results.
-Ask folks, of if possible the previous owner, if they remember the hospital’s name. The name of the hospital would make finding history much easier.
-The blueprints usually has information written in plain text on them; the architect, the company that built the place, or even the name of the hospital.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at abandonedfl at gmail dot com (spaced out to avoid bot spam). Also, if you provide me with some information on the building(address), I’d be happy to lend a hand in locating some of the history.
I was wondering what it would take to become a contributor? For years I have been studying up on Florida’s past as well and have focused much of my attention to the railroad facet of old Florida. I’ve shot many old bridges and ghost towns, specifically Maytown, which is located near Enterprise. I am also expanding my studies on the Space Center now that the Shuttle Program has wound down and access is a little easier.
There are parts of Florida I have been to that haven’t shown up on a roadmap in 100 years. Would love to bring something to the table.
Usually I am the one going out looking for people who have photos on a place I writing about. If you wish to contribute, you may write an article on a place you’re interested about, could be an abandoned building, a ghost town or even a place that’s long gone. Email me at abandonedfl/at/gmail/dot/com and we can talk it over.
Can i make a suggestion? Shoot me an email.
I’ve got a pretty decent collection of pictures from the American Beryilium (sp?) Company located in Tallevast, Fl, if they would interest you at all…
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