Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Texas & Pacific Hospital

Last summer I took one of my dogs to a dog show in Longview, Texas.  He had a mid-day show time so we had Saturday morning free. I made a trip over to Marshall Pottery and found an intriguing old building on the way (imagine that!).

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

When Bentley and I were on our way to Marshall Pottery I spotted an old building as we were going into Marshall.  On our way back I circled around the block to get a better look and some pictures.  There really wasn't much place to park and it was clearly posted "no trespassing" so I had to take what I could get picture wise.  There were no signs or anything, really to identify the building.


It appeared to be a school.  There was a building to the side that was connected by a covered walkway on a lower level and an enclosed walkway on the upper level.  What puzzled me was that this side building had what appeared to be a carport that was under part of the back side of the building.  The area was big enough that several vehicles could have easily parked under the carport.  It seemed odd for a school but I thought maybe it was a Catholic school and that was where the nuns or priests lived.


Here's a full view from across the street, obviously this building has been abamdonded for a while.

Here's the view from the back,  you can see the covered walkway.
When I started searching on the internet for this building I first thought it was one of the old high school buildings but I couldn't get the address to line up with the historical information.  I looked at it on Google satellite and could see a circular drive in front of the building, very interesting.  And, this building is adjacent to some of the current day school buildings.

Some more searching and I had the correct identification.  This is the T & P Hospital and it served all employees of the Texas & Pacific Railroad. Knowing that it was hospital explains the building to the side; that was the emergency room where the ambulances or emergency transports could pull under the carport covering.

As usual I found myself picturing this building as it was when new and in use, although I had envisioned students coming and going and not patients and ambulances.   There was a roof fire about a year ago and the owner commented that he would love to sell the building.  The article in the Marshall paper stated that the building was inspected after the fire and was deteriorating.  It also has asbestos so it will probably continue to decline until it is torn down and a little piece of history is lost.




20 comments:

  1. every other weekend in the summer of 1957 my family and i traveled by station wagon from fort worth to marshall to see my grandfather frank latimer who was hospitalized there. my grandmother was staying with him in a private room. he had been general auditor of the t&p. he was conscious but largely paralyzed by stroke. this was before widespread auto airconditioning. it is bittersweet to see the old building.

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    1. I would love to get in touch with you for historical research purposes. Would you be open to some questions?

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    2. Certainly. gageorge0245@gmail.com

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  2. I went to this place it it was terrifying. I heard someone walking behind me as I was walking downstairs and as we stood there my friends heard a moan as I was gearing footsteps behind me. We ran out of there as fast as we could. I saw a ladder and wanted to go up but was too scared. I am gonna go back and climb it. Wish me luck.

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  3. Yes....this is T&P Hospital down the street from my home in the 50s and 60s.....my grandfather worked there in the 30s and 40s.

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  4. So I live in marshall grew up here . Back in the mid 80's this building was the location of Willoughby juvenile detention center. I know this because 3 of my brothers got into some trouble and got arrested and that is where they were taken . My mom and I visited them there before they were sent off to a boys home in Tyler . I have researched this over and over and there is absolutely no proof of it . When I ask people they say they have never heard that . So please tell me I'm not crazy or remembering a different life . I have news paper clippings at my mom's to prove it . Makes me wonder why there's no record of it . Like what happened at that place that they are trying to hide . Please tell me yawl know it was too . Thank you for your time

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    1. Yes!!! I remember that . I didn't even know it used to be a hospital. Only remember it being the juvenile center. Weird..,

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    2. I am doing some historical research and the dates on your news clipings could so help me out. Is there any way to share the information you have please feel free to find me on Facebook

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  5. Oooh I found it . Google US 80 Road trip. It says it under the picture . Wheeeewee I'm not insane . Lol Thanks yawl

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  6. my band and i just went here to take band pics for our upcoming album. i've tried finding info on the place but its very limited.we have been inside it. a lot has been tore up from unwanted visitors. but there was a elevator in there that looked like it had crashed to the ground floor. there is actually another floor below ground level. the staircase leading upstairs has another staircase tucked in a corner that leads below ground. didn't go down there as we heard lots of noise coming from there. and its pitch black, even with phone lights. its hard to read but the buildings name is above the center entrance. the only 2 videos i've seen about this place, only one was inside the unit. and even then, did not go to the elevator nor even acknowledge the underground staircase. we did not feel welcomed one bit. you could feel that for sure.

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  7. My Grandmother Daisy tiller was a head nurse at the hospital .she worked there at least 20 years and passed away in 67 and was a paient there also. I've wondered about the old building and figure it's really spooky in there .

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  8. My great-great grandfather died in the original Texas & Pacific Hospital in 1905.

    The T & P Hospital Board agreed to subsize the paving of W. Grand Avenue in 1925 to build this beauty. My step-great-great grandfather died at this version of the hospital.

    Was the first hospital on this property, too? Anybody know?

    Also, if any place were to be haunted, this would be it. Don't think I'd dare go inside. Haha!

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  9. Can you go inside here till this day?

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  10. Can you walk around the inside now?

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  11. Can you walk around the inside now?

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    1. I did in June 2020. Pretty neat, but watch your step.

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  12. I am a paranormal investigator looking for any and all info on the T&P hospital... Does anyone know who the current owner is also?? I would love to talk with any body who has had paranormal experiences in or have witnessed strange activity in or around this historical site. Please email me or message me at (209)-288-8984.

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