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interested

Tyler, TX

#1 Nov 25, 2009
Does anyone know where the old Paris Sanitorium was located at? I have never heard of this, but recently found a post card with a picture of the sanitorium on it. After looking it up, I have found that it was still around in the 40's. I haven't been able to find out much about it. So any info would be appreciated.
FYI

Texarkana, TX

#2 Nov 25, 2009
I believe it was the same as Lamar County Hospital over on Washington St. across from the Health Dept. I have been told they were the same place. but the picture can prove it, I think. If it is true, it is now owned by the Agape House Clinic which is presently running out of Faith Presbyterian Church. Go down Washington heading west and it is right there before you get to the housing project.
George

Carthage, MO

#3 Nov 25, 2009
The old Police station on Bonham street is all that is left. The hospital was to the west of it.
Sanitarium

Paris, TX

#4 Nov 25, 2009
It was the Sanitarium -- the forerunner of L. P. McCuistion Hospital. It was located on Bonham Street just east of the Coke Plant next to the old police station. The police station building was a medical clinic. The old nurses school building is still there -- the Coca Cola Plant uses it for storage. It was torn down in the late 1960's.
grandpa2

United States

#5 Nov 25, 2009
That was the old McQuistion (sp?) hospital too wasn't it?
FYI

Texarkana, TX

#6 Nov 25, 2009
Well, that helped me too. Didn't mean to lead you wrong, but it was what I was told which proves you cannot believe everything you are told. ha. I do believe the others are correct.
interested

Tyler, TX

#7 Nov 25, 2009
Thanks for your answers. I actually found a site that has multiple photos of old town Paris.

http://www.txgenweb.org/postcards/paris.html
interested

Tyler, TX

#8 Nov 25, 2009
The postcard I found looks like the Sanitorium 1925 pic, but not nearly in as good a shape.
bbb

Clarksville, TX

#9 Nov 25, 2009
I was born there in '63.
class of 64

Paris, TX

#10 Nov 25, 2009
bbb wrote:
I was born there in '63.
64 was the year for me
dave

Paris, TX

#11 Nov 25, 2009
I was told that the old building across from the health dept. was haunted.

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#12 Nov 25, 2009
Goggle did not help, did find this tho, interesting:

http://redriverhistorian.com/Paris.html

Since: Sep 08

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#13 Nov 25, 2009
where I was born 1957.I know my profile say's dallas,tx but I was born here in paris
Hah

Paris, TX

#14 Nov 25, 2009
Buddy B wrote:
Goggle did not help, did find this tho, interesting:
http://redriverhistorian.com/Paris.html
Try Google instead of Goggle next time. It still may not help but it couldn't hurt.
searcherfinder

Paris, TX

#15 Nov 26, 2009
Sanitarium wrote:
It was the Sanitarium -- the forerunner of L. P. McCuistion Hospital. It was located on Bonham Street just east of the Coke Plant next to the old police station. The police station building was a medical clinic. The old nurses school building is still there -- the Coca Cola Plant uses it for storage. It was torn down in the late 1960's.
Wasn't there a childrens' hospital there also for a long time? I thought it was the one you said was the nurses' school.
I've heard some call the Lamar Hospital the sanitarium, too. A long time ago. At one time in the early '60s there was a little cafe there by McCuistion and they served good food, plain and simple, but good.
searcherfinder

Paris, TX

#16 Nov 26, 2009
FYI wrote:
I believe it was the same as Lamar County Hospital over on Washington St. across from the Health Dept. I have been told they were the same place. but the picture can prove it, I think. If it is true, it is now owned by the Agape House Clinic which is presently running out of Faith Presbyterian Church. Go down Washington heading west and it is right there before you get to the housing project.
When I was young, I'd heard it called that too. Just a word some people used for a hospital, I guess.
Agape House does own it. It was in need of so much work, no one else, including the Historical people wanted to deal with it. They're trying to repair it and get it up to being used with volunteer work. It's a good ministry, so if anyone has any skills or a pair of hands to help with, contact John Kelley of Faith Pres. Church or Imeine Ukhun (sp).
40s student

Paris, TX

#17 Nov 26, 2009
The building on Washington St was called Lamar County Hospital....the one on Bonham was the Sanitarium untill it became McCuistion. The building that Coca Cola has, was the Childrens hospital, there was a nurses school at the hospital and they, too, may have used that building, but during the bad polio outbreak in the 40's, it was the childrens hospital.
Sanitarium

Paris, TX

#18 Nov 26, 2009
searcherfinder wrote:
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Wasn't there a childrens' hospital there also for a long time? I thought it was the one you said was the nurses' school.
I've heard some call the Lamar Hospital the sanitarium, too. A long time ago. At one time in the early '60s there was a little cafe there by McCuistion and they served good food, plain and simple, but good.
There was a children's hospital there. It was started by a bequest from Mrs. George Griffiths. You are correct -- it is the building I referred to, but I believe it may have later been used for the nurses. The Sanitarium was quite innovative for its day. It was designed on angles so that every room received sunlight at least part of the day. The hospital had its own farm with dairy, hogs, sheep, ducks, turkeys, chickens, and geese. Most of these were used for food, but the chief purpose of the geese was to supply down for the pillows. They also raised fruits, berries and vegetables for hospital use. I have the 1939 Silver Jubilee booklet of the Sanitarium, and my grandmother worked there in the 1940's and 50's.
Brad White

Belton, TX

#19 Nov 26, 2009
FYI wrote:
I believe it was the same as Lamar County Hospital over on Washington St. across from the Health Dept. I have been told they were the same place. but the picture can prove it, I think. If it is true, it is now owned by the Agape House Clinic which is presently running out of Faith Presbyterian Church. Go down Washington heading west and it is right there before you get to the housing project.
it is the old hospital right there on the corner of 7th and washington,next to george wright homes.I was born there or so I was told

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Reno, Texas

#20 Nov 26, 2009
Brad White wrote:
<quoted text>it is the old hospital right there on the corner of 7th and washington,next to george wright homes.I was born there or so I was told
Brad I think you are right. the building that you described does have an engraved stone above the front door that says that. I was there in 1960 when my Dad took our neighbor there from Hugo. I was in the first grade but I can remember the dark halls and cramped little room in the basement area which could have been the ER.

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