As the hospital population increased at Essondale, there was a pressing matter for a new institutionalized building to be constructed. The second building, the Acute Psychopathic Unit, now known as Center Lawn, was opened on November 1, 1924. The new buildings original capacity was 300 beds, which was soon over loaded. The new building made […]Read more "Riverview Mental Hospital – Center Lawn"
Warning: this post is picture heavy as West Lawn is my favourite building on the property and the building that I have been inside the most. Known as the “Male Chronic Wing”, West lawn was the first of the permanent buildings to be erected on the bench land to the north of Colony Farm, the […]Read more "Riverview Mental Hospital – West Lawn"
The site of Riverview Mental Hospital has played a huge part in my life in sense of abandonments and the paranormal. Being so, I will be writing a blog on each of the buildings, including only my best pictures out of the thousands that I have taken there. In 1876, the Royal Hospital in Victoria […]Read more "Riverview Mental Hospital/Essondale"
History Tranquille Sanatorium opened in 1907 due to the tuberculosis epidemic (also known as the white plague) at the turn of the century. The area itself, just outside Kamloops city limits, where the North and South Thompson meet and flow into Kamloops Lake was purchased in 1905. The 191 acre area and community built […]Read more "Tranquille Sanatorium/Padova City"