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Inside Tranquille

The site now know simply as "Tranquille" first came to life in 1857 when gold was discovered. In 1884, three families the Cooneys, the Fortunes, and the McIntoshes resided on the property.

Around 1905, the British Columbia anti-tuberculosis society started looking for a site to build a provincial hospital. The offered the ideal dry and mountainous climate.

In 1958, the King Edward Sanatorium was closed. The site then became a home for the mentally handicapped. At one point, employing up to 600 staff. The home closed in 1984, a victim of government programs that dispersed the mentally handicapped into group homes and the wider community.

In this gallery, we are trying to convey the atmosphere of abandonment and decay from the inside of a few of the building. We hope you enjoy this collection. We recommend you Google "Tranquille" for more information about the site.

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Inside the Laundry
Inside the Laundry
Through the Laundry Window
Through the Laundry Window
The Entranceway
The Entranceway
Lavatory
Lavatory
Stages of Disrepair
Stages of Disrepair
Colour Therapy
Colour Therapy
Foyer at Greaves
Foyer at Greaves
Colour Therapy II
Colour Therapy II
Agressive Therapy
Agressive Therapy
Bath Room
Bath Room
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Scullery
Scullery
Firehall
Firehall
Doctor's Residence
Doctor's Residence
Forgotten
Forgotten
Forsaken
Forsaken
Forlorn
Forlorn
Inside the Laundry II
Inside the Laundry II
M
"M"
Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit
The Mens Room
The Mens Room
O.R.
O.R.
Hallway in Greaves
Hallway in Greaves
Doc's Residence
Doc's Residence
Medical Equipment
Medical Equipment