Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Booth Maternity Center

 
 
Booth Maternity Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
1. Booth Maternity Center Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1971, Booth revolutionized women’s health care by offering expectant mothers natural, family-centered childbirth options. It became a national model for its midwife training and for its promotion of midwife/doctor collaboration to improve care. The hospital pioneered the nationwide practice of permitting family members to support women during labor and delivery and advocated birth center accreditation. It closed in 1989.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.462′ N, 75° 14.868′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of City Avenue (U.S. 1) and Overbrook Avenue, on the right when traveling north on City Avenue. Marker is located near the sidewalk, inside the fence, at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6051 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Dickinson (approx.
Booth Maternity Center Marker (<i>wide view from City Avenue at Overbrook Avenue intersection</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
2. Booth Maternity Center Marker (wide view from City Avenue at Overbrook Avenue intersection)
The former maternity hospital, located behind this marker, was acquired by Saint Joseph's University in 1989 and converted into a co-ed residence facility. Now called "Moore Hall," it is named after Rev. James Moore, S.J.
1.2 miles away); Early Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (approx. 1.3 miles away); Merion Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Merion Friends Meeting (approx. 1.3 miles away); Washington's Army Encampment (approx. 1.4 miles away); Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Pennsylvania Honors Booth Maternity Center with Historical Marker. The Booth Maternity Center, founded in 1971 with the support of The Salvation Army, was a dedicated maternity hospital for all women. Named after The Salvation Army’s founders, Catherine and William Booth, the 18-bed hospital in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia revolutionized the medical world’s approach to childbirth in southeastern Pennsylvania, and served as a model for future health care for pregnant women throughout the nation. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkScience & MedicineWomen
 

More. Search the internet for Booth Maternity Center.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Paid Advertisement