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Thread: Hamilton Historic Landmark burning

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    Senior Member quiltstodo's Avatar
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    Today I finally had to change my avatar. My husband and I are the owners of the old Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton Texas that started burning late wed night and today is finally close to out. For any of our central Texas quilters here on the board www.kwtx.com has been reporting on it and show a few of the pics while it was burning. I know I don't post here often and I'm sorry for rambling but we are just sick about this. Thanks for listening

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    that is so sad, sorry to hear about your loss

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    Oh, that is terrible. I'm so sorry to see that.

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    Quiltstodo, I am very sorry to hear about this and to see the damage done. Was the building empty or did you lose contents too? My grandmother was born in Hamilton TX. Do you know when the hospital was built? So very sad for you.

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    How awful. I'm so so sorry to hear this. My son and I are very interested in those old buildings. It seems that every time we turn around, one is either torn down (on purpose) or burned.

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    What a loss. So sad to hear.

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    So sorry, it looked like a beautiful building and a history I am sure.

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    Sorry to hear of the loss your your building!!!!

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    So sorry to see this. I love old buildings and hate to see them disappear.

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    Oh I am sorry for you. Hate seeing a piece of history lost :(

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    Oh my God! Just looking at what happened to that lovely old building has brought tears to my eyes. Such a sad sight.

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    About ten years ago our Victorian house burned. It was crazy, but I was more upset about the loss of the historic building than the fact that it was my home!

    Please accept my sincere condolances on the loss of your special building.

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    For nearly 50 years I've driven through Hamilton going to my folks in S. Tex from S. OK and always wished there was a reason my husband and I could move there and own one of those beautiful old homes. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's always sad when something historical goes up in smoke.

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. It's always hard when one loses a piece of history.

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    What a beautiful building, and how hard to lose it to fire! Of course you're sick about it - I am, too, and I don't even own it.

    For those of us not in Texas, do they know how the fire started?

    When was it built? What was its story?

    What were your plans for it?

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    I am so sorry for your loss. It is so sad when these buildings are lost.

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    how sad..sorry for your loss...

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    I simply must ask. When everything's settled, will you rebuild it?

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    Aww....so sorry....I just went through Hamilton last week. It is such a nice small town. Sorry for your loss.
    Leslie

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    That is just horrible. I'm so sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Sew
    Quiltstodo, I am very sorry to hear about this and to see the damage done. Was the building empty or did you lose contents too? My grandmother was born in Hamilton TX. Do you know when the hospital was built? So very sad for you.
    It was built in 1927 I believe. We had all of our stuff stored there but thankfully no one was in there at the time. Who is your Grandmother? My first thought after I calmed down was about all the antique quilts I had collected and Several unique antique sewing machines all bought there in Hamilton.

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    Yes we are going to try and rebuild. Unfortunately we had no insurance since in Texas it is had to get insurance on a vacant building.

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    so sorry to hear about tat, couln't they put it out, what started it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne
    What a beautiful building, and how hard to lose it to fire! Of course you're sick about it - I am, too, and I don't even own it.

    For those of us not in Texas, do they know how the fire started?

    When was it built? What was its story?

    What were your plans for it?
    For those who like the history of these old buildings here is the link for this one. I really do plan on keeping its memory alive just not sure how at this point. We believe it was arson.
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gazetteer2000/news1934/sanitar.htm
    I'm not sure this will work but also trying to add link to what it looked like in the beginning.http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gazetteer2000/ham_city/hospitl.htm

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    Thank you all so much it's good to hear that there are people out there that want to see these old building survive. I'm heard so many on www.kwtx.com this last week that wanted to see these get torn down I was beginning to think people don't appreciate history anymore. We were going to make the first floor into community areas for tenants including exercise room and laundry area. The second floor would have been apartments and the third floor our home. Fourth floor would have been my sewing studio and we had just started working on the plans for it. Well when we rebuild it may never be quite as grand but we're hopeing to have it look close to what it was when it was built. Thank God for my family out there they have been taking care of all the legal things right now until I can go out in a couple weeks.

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