Monday, September 10, 2007

Ingram Center

Across the Maple Street Bridge is the Ingram Center a location of varied civic organizations and the community gardens. This odd arch sits at its rear. I'm new enough to town that I don't know the history of this yet. Are the shells local? Was this once the community hospital? Why did this merit preservation when so many other historical artifacts have gone by the wayside? Why is my camera set on super dark mode?
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Queenoffarina said...

The Ingram Center was the City Hospital and opened in 1939. My mother was the first baby born in the new hospital. It was a hospital into the 80's or 90's. There was another hospital nex door, the old hospital( Hillcrest Hospital) preceeded the City hospital.It was later a nursing home and still later demolished. Sadly, history falls to the wrecking ball, the Ingram center is slated for demolition in early June 2008 to make way for a new City Hall building and an era will end. I don't know where the Senior Center, FISH, Reproductive Health Svcs or the Parks and Rec Dept will make their homes, but it is sad to lose a serviceable and historic building when resources and history could be conserved.