Author Topic: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL  (Read 3869 times)

sandyshoes

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108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« on: June 16, 2012, 05:36:46 PM »
Is anyone here old enough to remember when this was a hospital?  I was born there 50+ years ago.  Back then, it was called Pureal Medical Center.  (I have no idea where that name came from).  Sort of creepy to ride past there, but nostalgia sometimes wins out - more often around my birthday. There was a Dr. Bergh, who delivered me and was also my pediatrician for a number of years - (don't ask me how that worked back then, either).  Later, he was joined by a young Dr. Stephens,  who never made me get "shots", so I liked him just fine!  If anyone remembers it or happens to have photos of it, it would be great if you would post something, please? 

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Re: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 08:46:15 AM »
I don't recall the hospital, but for creepy you can't beat what I knew as "the Ape Farm," also on Kingsley. It was actually the Yerkes Primate Laboratory, which eventually moved to Atlanta.

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Re: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 09:35:57 AM »
I was born there in 1959...my nephew in 1976.

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Re: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 10:40:17 PM »
Random find on google! A court case mentioning this hospital.

http://www.leagle.com/decision/1965962175So2d787_1792

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Re: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 06:49:08 PM »
Hello. It's very late to answer your question now, after years have passed, but yes, I do remember it. I went there several times, for example, my tonsils were taken out there. And Dr. Bergh, now deceased, was a good friend of mine, . Did you know that he had an underground bomb shelter at Pureal?   

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Re: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 07:59:51 PM »
I went to high school with the guy who now owns what was once the caretakers house for the Yerkes Primate Laboratory. He has a health food store there now called "The Granary." Below is a link of both the Granary and what was the Yerkes Labs...


http://www.claycountysounder.com/images/thegranary/caretaker/saycheese.htm
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Re: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 10:00:35 AM »
I went to high school with the guy who now owns what was once the caretakers house for the Yerkes Primate Laboratory. He has a health food store there now called "The Granary." Below is a link of both the Granary and what was the Yerkes Labs...


http://www.claycountysounder.com/images/thegranary/caretaker/saycheese.htm

GREAT find.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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Re: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 10:10:19 AM »
I went to high school with the guy who now owns what was once the caretakers house for the Yerkes Primate Laboratory. He has a health food store there now called "The Granary." Below is a link of both the Granary and what was the Yerkes Labs...


http://www.claycountysounder.com/images/thegranary/caretaker/saycheese.htm

GREAT find.

I have to admit I pretty much never set foot in Clay County but that looks fantastic. Can the building be moved to the East San Marco site? :)

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Re: 108 Kingsley Ave Orange Park FL
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 05:19:21 PM »
My mother's primary care physician, Dr. Padmanabhan, practices in that building. When I was born in 1959, the physicians in there couldn't offer their services to black people so . . . she had to go on up to Brewster Hospital.