I have a question about this site, did you have to get permission to shoot at this location?
I was stationed at Ft. Wolters after vietnam from 1968-1969 Beach Hospital was a busy facility at the time, who would guess it would deteoriate to the condition it is in today, SAD.
Tim, we have purchased the old Army hospital in Mineral Wells. I bet my husband and his brothers would love to take you on a tour and have you tell them your story. The history of the facility is such a wonderful thing to hear.
I would love to tour it. I was one of the first babies born there April 3rd 1957, it was built March 1957. I have 843 posts of pictures and video's of Mineral Wells and the area with a few of the Hospital on a Google Plus collection, "Mineral Wells, Texas/Then & Now". I also have a collection of artifacts & books of the subject. My dad came from Georgia, was stationed at Wolters during the Korean Conflict, my grand father was a painter on the base and went to help rebuild Pearl Harbor after the attacks. My two uncles went to Vietnam from Mineral Wells and were there during the Tet Offensive.
How can i schedule a tour? super interested!
I am planning on going there tomorrow where did you park to enter the hospital? thanks!
I was born in this hospital in 1965!
Opened in NINEteen fifty-seven, by the way. Named for Major General George C. Beach, 1888-1848, Army physician.
I was born here, 1970. My dad was stationed at Fort Wolters after he came back from Viet Nam. He says this was a very nice, modern hospital. It's crazy what they have allowed to happen to it.
We stopped by here today, first time I have been back since I was born there in 1972 while my dad was stationed there. There are gates up all around it, would have loved to go inside!
The hospital was opened March 1957 & I was one of the first babies born there, born April 3rd 1957.
I was born there April 4th 1967 !
I was born @ Beach Hospital
in Oct. '59. My brother was born
there, too, in March of '58. Our
Dad was stationed there as a Flight
Re-visited Beach Army Hospital before MWHS Home Coming Game on October 7th 2016. Having been born there, days after it opened, it made me feel old looking at something that belonged in a Stephen King movie. Many pictures of Beach Army Hospital in my Google+ collection, "Mineral Wells, Texas/Then & Now".
I see you were there recently, too!
We were there this past summer
(July '16). Yes, it does look creepy!
However, we still would have liked to
have gone in, if for no other reason
than to have gotten a perspective of
its size! Thank you all for your comments!
It seemed relatively safe, I only went into the bottom floor on both sides. I hope to go back and take video footage. A lot of decay but looks structurally sound. Might make a great haunted house. If you liked Lonesome Dove, the cattleman Gus was fashioned by lived nine miles North of town West of the State marker for him. His name was Oliver Loving & I have pictures in my Google Plus collection.
WOW, I was born at this Hospital in 1971. I have not seen it since then. It is really scary to see where you were shut down after such a short career. Then to see it in such a mess, SAD, scary.
I am working near there and actually went in to tour ir very quickly since we was in the time clock had to make it fast looks creepy.
I was there this past weekend doing location scouting for a film I'm planning. At least one of the owners was there along with a crew that was working inside the building. The owner that I spoke to gave me permission to photograph the building and did say the police will arrest trespassers. If the police were to show up he said to let them know he was aware of my presence and had his permission. I told him I was only interested in the exterior of the building and had no intention of entering it.
Another guy approached me as I started taking photos. He wasn't one of the owners but I think was in charge of the crew. I talked to him at length and he said they were working on cleaning out the inside of the building to make it safer to go inside. Then, they plan over the next few months to gut the building. After that he said they may be willing to rent it out for a few different things including filming. The eventual plan is to convert it into a technical school. So if you plan on going over the course of the next few months it's likely there will be people working, and it's appearance may change depending on what they do outside of and around it.
The Beach Army Hospital is getting a new life. As of Feb 2017, it has been bought and is being renovated into a HVAC training center.
My husbands family are renovating the hospital into an HVAC trade school. If anyone has any pictures from the early life of the hospital and are willing to share we would love to use them as wall decoration. Thank you!!!
Tracy - please contact me, I'd love to get you a print of a pic I took last time there when your family let me and my kid roam the place
Tracy, is there a way to contact you to possibly set up a tour for a college project I'm working on. I would like to be able to take some pictures if possible.
I am very interested in helping develop an HVAC trade school. I am in the business and after 30 years I need to look at something else.. I saw this facility this weekend as I was visiting the Baker Hotel site.. I would be interested in helping your husband in any way possible because this trade needs people BAD!!
My Brother was on the Base in 1971 with a company to paint barracks. It had rained . His ladder fell on high wire and was electrocuted. He passed at this hospital. We just found out 2 yrs ago that this is where he passed away.
Not sure but after the attacks on Pearl Harbor my grandfather Charles Davis went to Pearl for clean-up, I think through Camp Wolters. Pepaw was the town painter for Mineral Wells for years and I can remember seeing him paint both exit and entrance signs to the town. It might be possible he knew your brother back in the day. I was 14 in 1971. I have a photo in Google Plus of my grandfather's painter's group.
Anybody have the owners name and number to the hospital
I was stationed at Beach when I got back from Viet Nam in the fall of 1966. It was a great place for newly wedded couple believe it or not. I was promoted to CPT there . I'd love to here from any MSC offers who were there from 1966 to early 68
how do i schedule a tour? Super interested!