Pennsylvania Hospital, Pine Street, from 8th to 9th

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Pennsylvania Hospital, Pine Street, from 8th to 9th

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Item No: pdcl00150
Title: Pennsylvania Hospital, Pine Street, from 8th to 9th
Additional Title: Pennsylvania Hospital
Historic Street Address: Eighth and Pine Streets
Historic Street Address: Washington Square West
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "A note attached to Newell's photograph states that Dr. Thomas Bond, with the assistance of Benjamin Franklin, founded Pennsylvania Hospital in 1750. After a charter and monetary grant were obtained from the state, to which a larger amount from subscription was added, the hospital commenced operation in a house on Market Street between 5th and 6th. This was in 1752. The east wing of the hospital building, shown here, was completed in 1756, the west wing and the central pavilion around 1805, construction on them having been interrupted by the Revolution. Pennsylvania Hospital is the oldest hospital in the United States."--OPEP, p. 154.
Notes: R. Newell & Sons. Old landmarks & relics of Philadelphia
Notes: Three buildings with sidewalks running through the surrounding grounds, trees and a brick wall in the foreground.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1876
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9438
Geocode Longitude:-75.1551

Creator Name: R. Newell & Son - Photographer