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Mower General Hospital

 
 
Mower General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eugene G Stackhouse, February 15, 2008
1. Mower General Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Described as the largest U.S. Army hospital of its day: designed by noted architect John McArthur, Jr. Here, wounded Civil War soldiers were cared for , Jan 1863-May 1865. On 27 acres extending to Stenton Ave., it had some 3,600 beds and treated over 200,000 patients. Razed following the war.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1863.
 
Location. 40° 4.427′ N, 75° 11.862′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Chestnut Hill. Marker is at the intersection of Willow Grove Avenue and Wyndmoor Street, on the right when traveling east on Willow Grove Avenue. This marker is next to the Wyndmoor Station of the SEPTA route R7 two blocks West of Stenton Ave. and Willow Grove Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19118, 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. Buckley Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Allen
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Wissahickon Inn (approx. one mile away); Philo T. Farnsworth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Violet Oakley (approx. 1½ miles away); Park Directory (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Regarding Mower General Hospital. Mower Hospital was the most modern hospital of its time. It was situated next to the railroad so that the soldiers would be treated as quickly as possible.
 
Also see . . .  Mower Civil War Hospital Photographs. Overview of Mower Civil War Hospital, a temporary Civil War hospital designed by John McArthur, Jr., with a link to a collection of 21 photographic views by Philadelphia photographer John Moran (1831-1903) depicting the hospital. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2008, by Eugene G Stackhouse of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,952 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 17, 2008, by Eugene G Stackhouse of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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