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Pennsylvania Hospital

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 29, 2015
1. Pennsylvania Hospital Marker
Inscription. This is the first hospital in the U.S. Chartered by Colonial Assembly in 1751 for "relief of the sick poor." Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond were its chief founders. First building, erected in 1755, is still used.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.662′ N, 75° 9.349′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Pine Street. Click for map. between 8th & 9th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Whipper (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mikveh Israel Cemetery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Mikveh Israel Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Henry George (about 700 feet away); Octavious V. Catto (about 700 feet away); Robert Mara Adger (about 700 feet away); Joseph Bonaparte (about 700 feet away); The Spruce Street Houses (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkColonial EraScience & Medicine
 
Pennsylvania Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, June 27, 2015
2. Pennsylvania Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on , by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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