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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Augusta > Forrest-Ricker Hotel / Oliver General Hospital
Forrest-Ricker Hotel / Oliver General Hospital
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created by JC on 10/12/2006 2:49 AM
last modified by JC on 9/1/2008 1:20 AM
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Main structure demolished only remnants remaining are the lonely flagpole and drive with old streetlights.

Out buildings and wards in the pictures are now demolished as well

 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished - Empty Field Now
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information

Augusta, Georgia
United States
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Unfortunately the interesting features of this location are gone, the main hotel/hospital structure was demolished in 1988 and all that is left are the hospital outbuildings and wards.
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1926
    Closed: 1980
     Required Equipment
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    This building was a landmark in historic Augusta. The imposing white structure was located on top of one of the highest points in Richmond County and had many distinguished tittles. In 1926, it was constructed and known as the Forrest Ricker Hotel. In 1942, the Army purchased the hotel and operated it as the Oliver General Hospital. The hospital was named for a dental officer. Early in 1950, the Department of Defense closed Oliver General and in July of the same year the property was transferred to the Veterans Administration. When the Forest Hills Division opened in 1951, the operating capacity was 425 beds with 225 beds set aside for tuberculosis patients. The first patients admitted to this facility were by transfer from the Hospital No. 48. They were closing that facility for remodeling and conversion from a primary TB Hospital to a General Medicine and Surgery Hospital. With the arrival of these patients, there began the operation of a two division Medical Center. After serving the Augusta area for some 30 years, the Forest Hills Division was closed on August 20, 1980, relinquishing its role to the ultra modern hospital, the Downtown Division, located on a 20 acre tract adjacent to the Medical College of Georgia.

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    First Visit
    Thu, Oct 12th, 2006
    posted by JC
    20 pictures
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    second visit
    Thu, Oct 12th, 2006
    posted by JC
    10 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 9/1/2008 1:27 AM.

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  • on Sep 1 08 at 1:27, Steed validated this location
  • on Sep 1 08 at 1:20, JC changed the following: Type, Hazards
  • on Apr 1 08 at 3:22, SaraBellum validated this location
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  • on Mar 31 08 at 15:02, SaraBellum validated this location
  • on Mar 31 08 at 5:12, JC moved this gallery out of this location
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  • on Aug 6 07 at 4:52, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 5 07 at 7:32, JC changed the following: Status, Recommendation, Required Equipment, Recommended Equipment, Future Plans, Description
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