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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hospital - The Answer

It’s the local hospital - Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, VA.
Cheers to Rusty for getting it right, even though he was doubtful about his first thought – always go with your first impressions!
Tied in second place were Dogsmom and Christer, although they also were doubtful about their first answer – and who can blame them. This is definitely not the nicest looking hospital facility.
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Several folks guessed this was a library, or courthouse, perhaps due to the unusual window design. A friend explained that this was to keep people inside.
This hospital is about 20 years old and plans are underway to build a replacement within the next few years. Good news is it will be closer to the Frog & PenguINN.
Thanks, everyone for having some fun with this and Congrats again, Rusty.

10 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Only 20 years old? It appears to be 1950's vintage....

possum said...

Actually it was built in the 60s... trust me, I was in it back then, and then spent 5 weeks in room 317 in 1974 after a BAD car accident. It is the tallest building for 50 miles even tho it is only 6 stories high. And yes, the covers on the windows are designed to keep anyone from "falling" out of a window.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Possum, thanks for the correction. I thought my timeframe was wrong, but didn't verify before posting. And, forgot to mention that this is indeed the tallest building in these parts, even though 6 stories is not high by most building standards. THANKS for the info. Sorry to hear about your accident in '74.

Lois, as you can read above, my mistake on dating this facility.

Sandra said...

i somehow missed the post that asked us to guess, but if i had guessed I would have said apartment building.

Ginnie said...

I would never have guessed this one. The windows are really strange but quite attractive in their own way.
BTW my chicklets are in the second year of their egg laying and still doing a pretty good job.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Would have never guessed it to be a hospital! Good it will be close to you when it is rebuilt! blessings,Kathleen

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Well it was just as ugly as our hospitals so I´m not surprised :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

dogsmom said...

"To keep people inside" is an interesting way to phrase it, although as a precaution against "falling out" just makes me feel it is not somewhere one wants to stay long. And someone's guess about security cameras swayed me. The building itself has a hospital look but the front covered entrance is not what I expect.
This was fun.

Rusty said...

Now thats interesting, it was the covered entrance that made me instantly think, 'hospital'. The bars on the windows gave me another impression - though I can understand why. Ove the last few years there have been two reported cases of a patient falling from the window of a local hospital.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Sandra, sorry you missed this one - but odd that no one else thought of an apt building!

Ginnie, very odd windows, but a unique design in themselves. Thanks for the info on your chicks. Hope you get some fresh eggs.

Christer, if you get a chance someday, post a photo of one of your hospitals for comparison and hopefully don't visit as a patient!

Dogsmom, the phrasing to keep people in perhaps should have been to keep them safe from falling as you noted. Never thought of a building in terms of its "look" revealing its purpose - interesting. BTW, please let me know your first name in a future comment :-)

Congrats Rusty, you GOT this one and I do recall seeing several hospitals with covered entrances. I have to confess that I cloned out any possible reference signs on the building.

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