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Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Original Site Of Providence Hospital

 
 
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By Devry Jones, April 10, 2018
1. Original Site Of Providence Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Providence Hospital was located on this site during the years 1861 through 1956. Founded in 1861 by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul from Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Hospital was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1864.

During the Civil War, while other hospitals in Washington, D.C., were filled with war casualties, Providence Hospital had the special mission of providing care primarily to the civilian population. Originally located in a private home, the hospital moved in 1866 to the more permanent quarters illustrated on this plaque.

On this site, Providence Hospital opened the area's first surgery amphitheater in 1882, inaugurated the first social service department in 1894, and opened the first contagious ward in 1898.

Providence Hospital moved to its present location at 12th and Varnum Streets, NE, in 1956.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 53.052′ N, 77° 0.171′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill in Washington,
Original Site Of Providence Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 10, 2018
2. Original Site Of Providence Hospital Marker
District of Columbia. Marker is on D Street Southeast east of 2nd Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of Providence Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 D Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Legion Post 8 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Ebenezer (about 700 feet away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Ebenezer United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); The Capitol in Flames (approx. ¼ mile away); Destroying the Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Victory Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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