The “Accountant’s House“, one of the locations from the old site is now back up. If I recall correctly, it was one of the first places I photographed after switching from my ancient Sony FD Mavica I used for most of Davis Hospital to a 35mm film camera.
Clear Cut Farm is now up on the locations page. These photos were not on the original site.
A small update to the Davis info. A page about the hospital’s school of nursing, that began operation in 1920 and ended with the hospital’s closing in 1984.
In addition, a new location not on the original site: The Underpass House.
Also added to the Davis history page is a link to LeGette Blythe’s biography of Dr. Davis, which can be downloaded from the Hathi Trust Digital Library.
A new update to the folklore page.
In rural Iredell county an old story gets a new lease on life.
New addition to the folklore/history page today, the tale of the Cora Tree.
The history page for Davis Hospital is now up with new images and information.
I have always wanted to see more images of the inside from when it was in operation. Pictures, especially from the 70’s and 80’s seem scarce. If you happen to have or know someone who has any, I would love to make digital copies and with permission add them to the Davis story. What’s more, if you have any memories of Davis either as a patient or as an employee, I would love to speak with you.
I started reloading Davis Hospital this evening. As of this post I have three pages of interior pics up.
Two pages are pics from the old site in original resolution. These were taken in 2003 with a Sony FD100 Mavica camera. If you don’t know what real pain is, Google that and be glad you live in an age you don’t have to carry around a shoulder bag full of floppy disks to take more than 5 or 10 pics at a time. The camera was obsolete when I bought it new, but it was all I could afford at the time. Unfortunately, in an age of high speed internet connections and HD digital cameras that are included almost as an afterthought on our phones, these pictures look dated.
The third page, however, is all new content. Pics from a trip in 2010 when I guided a couple other explorers through Davis.
Davis Interior (2003)
Davis Interior 2 (2003)
Davis Interior 3 (2010)
I’ll start eventually adding some descriptions to photos where I feel it’s necessary or useful.
More updates will likely come this evening.