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WFAA report: Implosion levels landmark Dallas hospital

Implosion takes down landmark Dallas hospital

St. Paul University Hospital was leveled Sunday morning around 8 a.m. The hospital, which closed last year, was the first in the city to successfully complete a heart transplant in 1985. UT Southwestern will use the land to build a new facility. (
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St. Paul University Hospital was leveled Sunday morning around 8 a.m. The hospital, which closed last year, was the first in the city to successfully complete a heart transplant in 1985. UT Southwestern will use the land to build a new facility. (

Another piece of Dallas history disappeared in a cloud of gray smoke Sunday morning, WFAA reported.

The former St. Paul University Hospital building in the city’s medical district was imploded using carefully-placed explosive charges just after 8 a.m.

St. Paul, at the corner of Harry Hines Boulevard and Inwood Road, was closed in December after 50 years of service. Patients were transferred to the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

St Paul was the first hospital in Dallas to let black doctors to practice medicine. It was also the first in the city to successfully complete a heart transplant in 1985.

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