Christ Church Hospital

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00817
Title: Christ Church Hospital
Historic Street Address: 2100 N. 49th Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Shows exterior view of Christ Church Hospital and grounds west of the Schuylkill River, beyond the Park.  Built between 1856 and 1861 after designs by architect John M. Gries, the structure was notable for its tower which could be seen rising above the trees for great distances. The institution was founded in 1772 with an endowment left by Dr. John Kearsley, physician and minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, to support widowed members of the church.  The building is now part of the Kearsley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.223118
Geocode Latitude:39.993231

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Gries, John M., 1827-1862 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler