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Report - Préventorium de Dolhain - April 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Laario, May 5, 2014.

  1. Laario

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    Préventorium de Dolhain, also known as Préventorium Provincial Godefroid Lonhienne, is situated in Belgium. This Art Deco style building opened in 1955 and closed in the mid 1980s.

    The Preventorium was built to accommodate children who were (presumed to be) infected with tuberculosis and continued to act as a sanatorium until the mid 1980′s, when it became uneconomical to maintain.

    Following the closure the property was transferred back into ownership of the government and ultimately being sold to a businessman, who planned to strip out the building and convert it into high end loft apartments. The latter never happened....

    This report was made in April 2014.

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    1. The building

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    2. Window lever

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    3. Lightswitch still intact - very rare...

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    4. Main hallway

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    5. One of the installations

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    6. Voormalige verpleegruimte

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    7. Staircase with stained glass

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    8. Staircase with stained glass

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    9. Escape route
     

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  2. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    Re: Préventorium de Dolhain

    Thanks for sharing could you pop a month/year on the report header please
     
  3. Laario

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    Done, thanks!
     
  4. crusader

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    Fantastic set of photos :thumb I take it the vehicle in Picture 1 was a fire truck of some sort?
     
  5. Laario

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    Thanks, Crusader. This was a fire truck, indeed.
     
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    Nice in B&W, image 1 is great, looks a good explore, thanks for postin' :thumb
     
  7. Baff

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    Lovely set of pics!
     
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    I love the use of B&W on this!
     
  9. Laario

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    Thanks :)
     
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