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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Children's Hospital

 
 
Children's Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 31, 2012
1. Children's Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Here stood the first Children's Hospital of Washington, DC. Opened as a rented rowhouse in 1871, the hospital had a capacity of 12 beds and had only four doctors on staff. Now internationally recognized, Children's National Medical Center is proud to have been part of the DC community for more than a century.
 
Erected by Children's National Medical Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 38° 53.888′ N, 77° 1.766′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street Northwest and G Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 13th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 13th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover DC / Metro Center (a few steps from this marker); Roger Baldwin 1884 - 1981 (a few steps from this marker); Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 (a few steps from this marker); Flora Molton
Children's Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 31, 2012
2. Children's Hospital Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Alma Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Wallace Campbell 1911 - 1998 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Gompers 1850 - 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Children's Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
3. Children's Hospital
Close-up of image on marker
13th and G Streets Northwest image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
4. 13th and G Streets Northwest
Today this spot is Metro Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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