Old Edmonton General Hospital in LEGO

Constructed by:Michel Magnan
Construction dates:February 2005 to July 2005
Number of pieces:About 15,000 genuine LEGO parts
Scale of model:1:40
Special thanks to:Bricklink
Comments:The model was displayed at the Alberta Legislature Interpretive Center
Original building:Historical Information

Historical Information

The Edmonton General Hospital was constructed in Edmonton in 1895 by the Sisters of Charity. Built at a cost of $30,000, it was the largest hospital on the Canadian Prairies at the time. The hospital featured a total of 36 beds. The attic level was reserved for patients with infectious diseases. The second floor had the operating room, a public ward for men, private rooms and a smoking room. The womens' rooms were located on the main floor as was the dispensary. A plant with a steam engine was located on the north side of the building so that water could be pumped to a tank in the upper attic. In 1969, the original structure was demolished to make room for the Youville pavilion.

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