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Dr. Mary Davis Ridgway

(1823-1927)

 
 
Dr. Mary Davis Ridgway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2014
1. Dr. Mary Davis Ridgway Marker
Inscription. A leader in the women's rights movement and a homeopathic physician and surgeon. She was founder of Providence General Hospital (chartered 1913), the principal officers of which were women. From 1914 to 1917 it served the community from nearby Abraham Rittenhouse Home. Political pressure then forced the hospital to move from this site, and it closed shortly after Dr. Ridgway's death.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.88′ N, 75° 11.32′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Wissahickon Avenue 0.1 miles south of West Walnut Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rittenhousetown Historic District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Herb Garden (about 800 feet away); Rittenhouse Homestead (about 800 feet away); David Rittenhouse (about 800 feet away); Rittenhouse Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jacob Rittenhouse Home at RittenhouseTown
Dr. Mary Davis Ridgway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2014
2. Dr. Mary Davis Ridgway Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Germantown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Huston (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Mary Davis Ridgway. Sue Young Histories (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Civil RightsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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