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Location DB > United States > Texas > San Antonio > Spooky Home For The Aged
Spooky Home For The Aged
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created by Allva on 8/28/2005 4:06 PM
last modified by Secretsquirrel on 11/2/2012 4:40 AM
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The property has been repurposed as the Bexar County Police Training Facility. It's defiantly a no go !
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information

San Antonio, Texas
United States
Owner: Bexar County
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • Police training
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • wooden boarding
  • Neighbour, no trespassing signs, no parking signs, sheriff's dept presence often
  •  Historical Dates
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    Closed: 0
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    Other names: bexar county home for the aged, bexar county home for the aged and tubercular, southton sanitorium, bexar county convalescent sanatorium

    Referred to as (by many): Haunted or Abandoned Insane Asylum

    newspaper references:
    Bexar County Home for the Aged and Tubercular (Southton)
    aged at Southton get Xmas tree, gifts, 1948/12/24: 6
    aged persons at Southton appreciate visits, gifts, 1949/12/30: 8
    appeal of "real Xmas" for inmates of county home; clothing,
    gifts, tree decoration to be left for aged at Office of SA Register,
    1937/12/10: 1
    Benson-Hines Choraliers sing for aged at Southton, 1950/02/10: 7
    Christmas for the County's Aged (editorial), 1937/12/10: 4
    city indifferent to Xmas project for aged and ill, 1937/12/17: 1
    do they have to be forgotten? Charles Love asks for more visits
    from Race groups, 1949/08/26: 1
    list names more donors to County Home, 1937/12/31: 5
    "The Old Folks Be Damned" as Xmas Seals Sales Lag (editorial),
    1937/12/17: 4
    TB Clinic, home for aged to be dedicated Wednesday, 1949/03/18: 1

    later i believe it became a boys home, and ceased operations sometime
    in the 1970's except for occasional use by government agencies. (fire
    dept, etc)
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    Sun, Aug 28th, 2005
    posted by Allva
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    Same place: Few years later
    Wed, Mar 15th, 2006
    posted by Allva
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 1/20/2013 4:26 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 20 13 at 16:26, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Nov 2 12 at 4:40, Secretsquirrel changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Recommendation, Security Measures, Description
  • on Feb 14 11 at 8:22, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 14 11 at 4:49, Allva changed the following: Web Links
  • on Jul 18 08 at 22:02, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 17 08 at 5:02, Urban Caver changed the following: Owner, History, Security Measures, Description, Web Links
  • on Mar 17 06 at 3:24, Allva updated gallery picture P1060574.JPG
  • on Mar 17 06 at 3:24, Allva deleted picture 169478 from gallery Same place: Few years later
  • on Mar 15 06 at 23:45, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Mar 15 06 at 16:53, Allva updated gallery Same place: Few years later
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Woodlawn Hill Nursing Home and "Spooky Home for the Aged"jsalbre212982/19/2007 12:15 PM by Snarg
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