03/08/09 109 W, 1 I - + 11 - 8 Old Rex Hospital


Found for sale on eBay, here's a postcard view of old Rex Hospital at the corner of Wade Avenue and St. Mary's Street. The hospital operated at that location from 1937 to 1980. When the hospital moved to the Lake Boone Trail location on September 28, 1980, numerous rescue squads assisted with transporting 168 patients to the new building. This Wikipedia page says Rex is the state's oldest hospital (!), founded in 1894. It was first located on South Street, in the former St. John's Hospital that opened in 1878 by the St. John's Guild of the Church of the Good Shephard. Here are a few present day photos. Click to slightly enlarge:
 






  
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