Jackson Hospital

Jackson Hospital

Today (top), and circa 1920 (bottom view). It began as Highland Park Sanitarium in a row of houses on Forest Avenue. In the upper view you can see the bridge which connected the old building to the doctor’s offices on the left. Around 1975 the bridge held the quite-famous Ponte Rouge  Restaurant. On the left is seen the infamous Jackson Parking Deck, where for a daring “fun-ride” I would drive the family to the top and exit full-speed down the (now replaced) open-rail spiral ramp. The deck was also the scene of a grisly kidnap rape. Between that ramp and that rape, parking deck acceptance in Montgomery was set back 25-years.   

Old Jackson Hospital

-Charles Humphries

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