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”
Jonestown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street

 
 
1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
1. 1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street Marker
Inscription.  This structure,built around 1808, was home to the Colvin family for several generations. In 1874 it served temporarily as the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, whose original building had burned. The Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital opened here in 1877 and remained for more than a century, gradually acquiring adjoining properties. The building's facade dates from 1884, when the hospital was renovated and enlarged. A rear wing was added in 1898.

The 65-bed hospital served "all poor persons regardless of color or creed." In the early 1900's, more that 20 percent of patients were Russian Jews from the surrounding neighborhood and around 10 percent were African Americans. Eye cases constituted two-thirds of the total caseload, while ear and throat cases made up the remainder. The building was modernized in 1952, and an elevator installed.

In 1965 the hospital merged with the Hospital for the Women of Maryland to form the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. GBMC built a new hospital in Towson the following year, but continued to operate an outpatient clinic here for many years. In 2005 the Helping Up Mission remodeled the
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
building for its corporate offices., graduate transitional housing, education and job training.
 
Erected by The City of Baltimore, Staphanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 39° 17.43′ N, 76° 36.161′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Jonestown. Marker is on East Baltimore Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1017 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1023 East Baltimore Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1029 East Baltimore Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Lloyd Street Synagogue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lloyd Street Synagogue (about 400 feet away); B'nai Israel Synagogue (about 500 feet away); McKim Free School (about 500 feet away); On to Yorktown (about 600 feet away); 1781 Friends Meeting House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
2. 1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street Marker
1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2011
3. 1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=61897

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Feb. 29, 2024