August 23, 2009

Perth - Abandoned Hopsital - Menora - Oy Vey!


Maybe, there's been a bit too much emphasis on Perth's abandoned schools, TAFE colleges, hospitals, warehouses, hotel/motels, power stations, and federation era buildings lately on this blog. Maybe not - abandoned buildings are just SO good.

In any case, the latest installment here is an entire abandoned hospital, located in Menora - Perth's Jewish heartland, and suburb of death. Surrounding the hospital are blocks and blocks of apartments and small villas. Formerly a retirement village, the whole area is now in the process of demolishment. These photos were taken literally moments before the demolition crew got to work.




As far as architecture goes, I did take a drive to Guilderton yesterday, to take photos of a suspected Iwan Iwanoff beach-side house. These stylish chairs would have looked perfectly at home on the front deck, overlooking the ocean.

As with the Abandoned Campus of Death, it was like the old Jewish folks just got up and left. Plenty of paper work and hospital records remained. I was told by the helpful demolition artists that their first job was to securely destroy all paperwork.


Mornin' Ralph. Hello Sam.


Plenty of dark hall ways to explore.

Not too much in the way of graffiti, this place was very abandoned.

Plenty of equipment remained (now gone). Beds, TV's, machinery, ovens, and most remarkable of all, in this Jewish wasteland - a cash register.

You vant I should clean the floor? Oy Vey!



The organ was cool, as were the anodised 1950's bedside lamps.


Just think of the meals that would have been served under these lids. Matzah Ball soup and bagels spring to mind. According to the IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating), Joey Chestnut holds the record for eating Matzah Balls. 78 in 8 minutes. Nice job, Joey Chestnut.

Oh yeah, the black and white thing? Well, the place looked so much nicer in B&W. Rat-bait is green, blood is red, and well, lets just leave it at that.

17 comments:

Ben said...

Rat-bait is green, blood is red, and well, lets just leave it at that.

I think you made the right decision there, lol.

A few interesting pics in this lot, well done.

N. said...

Thanks!

The Worst of Perth said...

Very, very cool time punch clock. A Cincinnati? Couldn't have ripped it off the wall?

N. said...

Don't you worry now TWOP, the clock is in good hands. There were two (or maybe three) punch clocks there, all safely removed pre-demolition.

Frank said...

Actually before it was a Retirement Home it was actually the Mt Lawley Annex for RPH where they sent mainly senior patients to recover from Surgery etc.

Monkeypants said...

great pics! the black and white gives that mysterious essence. very morish indeed.

N. said...

Thanks Frank for the info.

Thanks monkeypants, for such an eloquent compliment.

Anonymous said...

is this gone?

N. said...

This is now completely demolished.

hyperfocalphotography said...

Sad....I hope they found a new home for that lowry organ and the steam mop!

Anonymous said...

hey man how do we get the address to this place cant find it on any map!

N. said...

"These photos were taken literally moments before the demolition crew got to work"

"This is now completely demolished"

Anonymous said...

hopefully the hospital beds found a good home, since hospitals cry out they dont have any beds for every sick person..sad they have to pull down these lovely buildings..well done again with the photos.luv them..

Anonymous said...

This was the old St. George Anglican Homes Hospial, an aged care facility, but was not a Jewish hospital although a number of Jewish patients resided there with mainly non-Jewish patients.

See:
http://www.whereis.com/wa/menora/category-nursing-homes#session=MzI=

Anonymous said...

Anonymous from June 15 2011: The actual bed isn't what the hospitals want. The hospitals want funding for staff, space and resources that are necessary to keep a patient in the bed.

Alicia said...

Anyone who knew where this hospital was can you please let me know the adress?

très beau papillon said...

Looks like Pinaster St, Menora, Alicia

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