Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 1850's Villa / Hospital / Heritage Site

  1. #1
    Join Date
    June 2011
    Location
    Somewhere, ON & Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    249
    Thanked
    788

    Default 1850's Villa / Hospital / Heritage Site


    This Victorian villa was built in 1857 as a two-storey summer house for the Cobourg Railway Director. Modifications were made to the house in 1867, including roof alterations and the addition of the west wing. The third floor was added in 1900, along with the Beau-arts Corinthian portico with balcony and Corinthian porch.

    It wasn't until 1952, when the 95 year old building became a private hospital. 50 years later, in 2002, Sidbrook Hospital closed its doors. On this day in 2011, as i approached the 154 year old abandoned heritage site, i had other things on my mind. The tall green fence around Brookside Youth Centre across the street was giving me flashbacks. i was a different person once...


    Sidbrook Hospital by jerm IX, on Flickr


    coming out of the closet by jerm IX, on Flickr


    bi-windowing by jerm IX, on Flickr


    going down on an 1857 villa by jerm IX, on Flickr




    heritage site by jerm IX, on Flickr


    top of the world ma! by jerm IX, on Flickr


    go green by jerm IX, on Flickr


    no i shouldn't crop it, its fine the way it is. by jerm IX, on Flickr


    check it all out here...

    http://jermalism.blogspot.com/2011/0...ta-batawa.html
    Last edited by jerm IX; 9th Jun 11 at 13:07. Reason: removing link double

  2. Thanks given by: Foxylady, imyimyimy, leepey74, lost, MeditativeChaos, PaulPowers, RichardH, Snips86x, TeeJF, The Archivist, Vampire, waley_bean
  3.  
     
  4. #2
    Join Date
    March 2010
    Posts
    566
    Thanked
    666

    Thumbs down


    Why do people bother throwing up a few pics as an add for their site and believe its enough?????
    Do you like watching adverts !
    No neither do i .
    Yet youre write ups colorfull.
    I take it your just doing the rounds.
    If youre going to post please do just that give us a post.
    PS shame looks like it could have been nice
    Bye

  5. #3
    Join Date
    March 2011
    Location
    Bristol, Mid-Wales & Sussex
    Posts
    277
    Thanked
    517

    Default


    Nice location, plenty of interesting angles in it and good light too by the looks. I enjoyed your 'blog post; thoughtfully written and pleasing to read, might have been nice to see more of this sort of thing in the report and fewer links (one usually suffices), but other than that I have no criticism.

  6. #4
    Join Date
    February 2011
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    449
    Thanked
    279

    Default


    That's quite something! Nice pictures jerm

  7. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    81
    Thanked
    56

    Default


    Looks like a lovely place without any Chav vandalism, just natural degradation, I hope. :) Would like to see more pics.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    June 2011
    Location
    Somewhere, ON & Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    249
    Thanked
    788

    Default


    cheers folks.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    October 2010
    Location
    Lost in Cornwall
    Posts
    4,792
    Thanked
    3391

    Default


    [QUOTE=skeleton key;191395]Why do people bother throwing up a few pics as an add for their site and believe its enough?????
    Do you like watching adverts !
    No neither do i .
    Yet youre write ups colorfull.
    I take it your just doing the rounds.
    If youre going to post please do just that give us a post.
    PS shame looks like it could have been nice
    Bye[/QUOTE

    I am in total agreement with SK on this one, it was a great report but too few pics but what there was, was good, so Thanks.
    Smiler
    😁


About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us