Renovation Progress at the Morris Memorial Hospital Site

My journey through West Virginia a few days ago took me by the former Morris Memorial Hospital for Crippled Children in Milton. I had been wanting to conduct aerial photography of the site for some time and see how much progress had been made in converting it into the Grand Patrician Resort & Spa, which will include a 100-room hotel, a nine-hole golf course, stables and horse trails, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a grand ballroom and conference center, a 250-seat wedding chapel, a restaurant, sports fields, and room for 80 condominiums, 22 single-family home lots, and 26 duplex units.

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The Morris Memorial Hospital was built in phases from 1936 to 1941 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for children stricken with polio. After it closed as a children’s hospital in 1960 after treating nearly 10,000 patients, the facility was converted for use as a nursing home.

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