This Main Street Wire, earlier this Summer, in their June 30, 2007 issue, reported on the proposed plans to consolidate Coler-Goldwater Hospital within its Coler Campus razing the Goldwater campus for potentially residential buildings. Upon finding the below pictures and related articles regarding the initial construction of Goldwater I thought it worthy to bring these images back into the light.
Goldwater is certainly not at the point of being demolished yet and I am sure a big fight will ensue before it happens as the plans reported on were proposals only but you can imagine how various developers will be lining up for that land. For nearly two centuries this island has been used for the “welfare” of the City’s population in times of medical need. To allow the City to raze Goldwater based upon the market value of this property is a shame but unfortunately probably inevitable.