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Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, October 21, 2018
1. Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children Marker
Inscription.  Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children

In this building, the first female doctor in America, Elizabeth Blackwell, established the first hospital for, staffed, and run by women. The New York Infirmary for Women and Children opened on May 12, 1857, a date which was also the birthday of Blackwell's friend and collaborator Florence Nightingale. Groundbreaking at the time, the hospital provided free medical care for indigent women and children and offered clinical experience and instruction for women determined to expand their skills as physicians.

Placed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

 
Erected by Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 40° 43.562′ N, 73° 59.705′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Crosby Street and Bleeker Street, on the right when traveling north on Crosby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 Bleeker Street, New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Puck Building
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By Larry Gertner, October 21, 2018
2. Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children
The marker is on the Crosby Street side, barely visible where the brick meets the storefront.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); ASHRAE Centennial 1894-95 – 1994-95 (about 500 feet away); American Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers (about 600 feet away); 376-380 Lafayette Street (about 700 feet away); Firehouse Engine Company No. 33 (about 700 feet away); Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) (about 800 feet away); Bouwerie Lane Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Neighborhood - Little Italy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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