St. Paul Hospital Imploded

For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is video of St. Paul University Hospital being imploded on Sunday.

St. Paul University Hospital was built in 1963 and has been owned by UT Southwestern since 2005. Among other firsts, St. Paul was the site of the first heart transplant in Dallas in 1985.  The grounds of the former St. Paul will serve as the physical site of the West Campus Master Plan. This comprises 1.1 million square feet of new space; a high-tech Simulation Center for training students, residents, fellows, and faculty; and expansion of outpatient facilities. It also includes construction of a new thermal energy plant and more than 5,000 new parking spaces.

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Two sisters of St. Paul’s Daughters of Charity order, along with a man, observe progress on the steel frame of St. Paul Hospital on Harry Hines Blvd. The Daughters of Charity wore the distinctive “cornette” headpieces until September 20, 1964. Photo circa 1962


Video courtesy of Dallas Morning News.

Photo taken from UT Southwestern Archives Collection.