Will we ever see Carraway Hospital’s blue star “revolve” again?

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Years ago, when travelers flew into Birmingham, their airplane flight path regularly approached and flew directly over Carraway Hospital. From one’s seat on the plane, you often felt you could reach out and touch  Carraway’s iconic revolving “blue star.”

For residents of Birmingham – you were home.

Carraway Hospital has been abandoned for nearly a decade.

This weekend, some local photographers, including Bham Now’s Larry O. Gay, visited the historic hospital in the Norwood neighborhood which closed its doors in 2008.

Will Carraway’s blue star revolve again?

Here are photos from this weekend.

Carraway Hospital’s revolving blue star – 2017
Inside Carraway Hospital – 2017
Carraway Hospital’s blue star










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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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