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Mower General Hospital

 
 
Mower General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 40° 4.427′ N, 75° 11.862′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Willow Grove Avenue and Wyndmoor Street, on the right when traveling east on Willow Grove Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is next to the Wyndmoor Station of the SEPTA route R7 two blocks West of Stenton Ave. and Willow Grove Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckley Park (approx. mile away); Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War II Memorial (approx. mile away); Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Allen (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wissahickon Inn (approx. one mile away); Philo T. Farnsworth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Violet Oakley (approx. 1.5 miles away); Germantown Meetinghouse (approx. 1.8 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2008, by Eugene G Stackhouse of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,736 times since then and 60 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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