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Mercy Hospital

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Mercy Hospital Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1907 by African-Americans, this hospital provided training and employment to Black medical professionals. In 1919 it built a larger facility here, and in 1948 it merged to become Mercy-Douglas Hospital
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.55′ N, 75° 10.243′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of South 17th Street and Fitzwater Street on South 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christian Street YMCA (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John C. Asbury (about 700 feet away); Jack and Jill of America Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Tribune (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citizens and Southern Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marian Anderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
Mercy Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Mercy Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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