Pennsylvania Hospital

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00856
Title: Pennsylvania Hospital
Additional Title: First Hospital established in American colonies. Chartered by Provincial Assembly. Opened in 1752. A noble and picturesque group of hospital structures.
Historic Street Address: 8th & Pine Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing an exterior view of the buildings and grounds of the historic hospital. Founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond, it was the first hospital in the United States. Designed by architect Samuel Rhoads, the hospital's Pine Building (seen through the trees in the photograph) is considered one of the finest examples of Colonial and Federal architecture in the city.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.155078
Geocode Latitude:39.944301

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Rhoads, Samuel, 1711-1784 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler