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Starling Medical College and St. Francis Hospital

 
 
Starling Medical College and St. Francis Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
1. Starling Medical College and St. Francis Hospital Marker
Inscription. This site, now Grant Medical Center, was the original location of the neo-gothic building that housed St. Francis Hospital and Starling Medical College, named for Columbus benefactor Lyne Starling. Established in 1849, Starling Medical College/St. Francis Hospital was significant as it was the first institution in the United States, governed by a single board of trustees, designed to combine patient care and clinical teaching in the same building. The Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis served the hospital during its existence. Starling Medical College was the forerunner of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and St. Francis Hospital continued as a teaching hospital until it closed in 1955 and was later razed in 1957.
 
Erected 1996 by Academy of Medicine, Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.659′ N, 82° 59.534′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on State Street. Click for map.
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
2. Starling Medical College and St. Francis Hospital Marker
Grant Hospital behind marker.
Marker is immediately north of Grant Hospital Emergency & Trauma Center entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Main Library / Judge Noah Swayne Home (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Discovery Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Wendy's Restaurant (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away); Topiary Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deaf School Park (approx. mile away); Birthplace of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Former Federal Court Building and Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
<i>St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, O.</i> image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Company, circa 1905
3. St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, O.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,589 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on . • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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