Wills Hospital

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00764
Title: Wills Hospital
Historic Street Address: 18th & Race Streets, Southwest corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Depicts the first home of Wills Eye Hospital, which opened in 1834. The building was designed by notable Philadelphia architect Thomas Ustick Walter, and accomodated 70 beds. Founded in 1832 through a bequest of Quaker merchant James Wills, Wills Eye was a pioneer in establishing diseases of the eye as a separate branch of medicine in the United States.



Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.956844
Geocode Longitude:-75.169222

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler