Work progresses on the massive Grand Patrician Resort & Country Club development in Milton, West Virginia. The complex was once the Morris Memorial Hospital for Crippled Children that was built in phases from 1936 to 1941 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for children stricken with polio. It closed as a children’s hospital in 1960 after treating nearly 10,000 patients. The site was then reused as the Morris Memorial Nursing Home until 2009.
Light demolition work and asbestos abatement began in May 2018, and construction of the Grand Patrician Resort & Country Club began in late October. Construction was slowed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues, along with delays after waiting for approval on a new four-lane roadway and interchange with Interstate 64, but over $25 million has been expended on the development so far.