Le Préventorium Pour Enfants de Dolhain

Built: 1955

Abandoned: 1980

Visited: 2009 + 2013

Dolhain, Belgium

This old art-deco hospital was a tuberculosis preventorium for kids. In the 1970s this Préventorium de Dolhain had 150 beds. Preventorium’s differed slightly from sanatoriums in that they equiped more specifically to patients with an early state of infection. The Dolhain preventorium nestled along the Weser and the railway line Liege-Welkenraedt, knew it’s best days in the 70’s. Due to advances in medicine, that almost completely eradicated tuberculosis, the domain lost its purpose. The hospital was sold in the 1990s to a German company that planned lofts in the building. Now, many years later, the plans still haven’t been carried out.

Fire truck

Outside the hospital is an old fire truck. The German-made Magirus-Deutz with a 30 meter ladder was used years ago by the local fire brigade.

Photos Le Préventorium Pour Enfants de Dolhain

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