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The Old American Hospital

I discovered the beautiful building we park in front of when we got to church is the Old American Hospital. I don’t know what it is used for now, but it has been beautifully renovated.

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From Kuwait Toplist Places of Interest.
Old American Hospital:

Located on the left side of the gulf street facing the bay, stands the old American Hospital. This was the first hospital run by the Christian Missionaries. An architecture from the early part of the 20th. century.

May 15, 2007 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Bureaucracy, Community, Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Travel, Uncategorized

18 Comments »

  1. very nice architecture, i should have photos on it for my collection.

    Comment by rieaane | May 15, 2007 | Reply

  2. We are in a paradise for architecture, here. There ARE some things money can buy, and beautiful design is one of those things, and beautiful materials another. There are houses I am too shy to photograph, but which take my breath away. I am glad you are a fellow architecture-appreciator.

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 15, 2007 | Reply

  3. I LOVE the warmth and texture in the wood lattice walkway – and the doorway hovering at the end is perfect. Can you send me jpeg (or other) of that one via separate e:mail? You really do good work, Intlxpatr. Publish.

    Comment by SparklePlenty | May 15, 2007 | Reply

  4. the first picture’s amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

    Comment by Swair | May 15, 2007 | Reply

  5. Will do, Sparkle. Glad you like the photo, Swair!

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 16, 2007 | Reply

  6. beautiful, beautiful building. I forget that Kuwait has such a long (for the 20th c at least) history of an American presence. can’t wait to see the building on my next visit ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | May 16, 2007 | Reply

  7. Little Diamond, there is a lot of stuff going on. There is a famous old house, the Dickson house, I always wondered where it was and now there is a BIG plaque and it looks like renovations are just finishing.

    The Sadu house is renovated and amazingly beautiful. Oh! The places you’ll go!

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 16, 2007 | Reply

  8. Thanks! Picture is prnted and hanging in my office at work – with other “doors” I’ve collected. Gorgeous. (Diamond – am looking foward to your photographic “take” on Kuwait! And how Seussel-ian your next visit will evidently be….)

    Comment by SparklePlenty | May 16, 2007 | Reply

  9. Update – have already had several “ooooh’s” over the photo. All equally impressed with subject matter and your eye for composition. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by SparklePlenty | May 17, 2007 | Reply

  10. they were going to demolish it and rebuild it as a new building for MOH , thank god somehow the idea of restoring it came into their minds and they restored it just like the dixson house

    Comment by forzaq8 | May 17, 2007 | Reply

  11. Demolish it?
    *huge pit in the stomach*

    Oh, thank God someone had the vision to see this building’s potential. It is truly lovely!

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 19, 2007 | Reply

  12. […] intlxpatr takes us on a tour of the old American Hospital in Kuwait. I discovered the beautiful building we park in front of when we got to church is the Old American Hospital. I donโ€™t know what it is used for now, but it has been beautifully renovated. […]

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  13. It’s now a heritage property I am told.

    Comment by shubra | June 1, 2007 | Reply

  14. Welcome Shubra – yes, you are right. I saw in last week’s Arab Times that it will be a museum. I am eager to see the inside; I bet it has great bones.

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 2, 2007 | Reply

  15. Thanks a lot for the picture. This hospital is where I was born in 1958. Still keep the birth certificate. At that time Sister Gorget was the midwife who helped my mom. May she rest in Peace.

    Comment by Faezeh Civas | July 6, 2007 | Reply

  16. Have you been back to see it? The renovation looks really good.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 6, 2007 | Reply

  17. i am shamju looking for good job any hope ? i am indian now in kuwait serching job any hope?

    Comment by shamju | October 28, 2007 | Reply

  18. i am shamju looking for good job any hope ? i am indian now in kuwait serching job any hope? i would like to work with americans. because they are human behavier

    Comment by shamju | October 28, 2007 | Reply


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