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Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital

 
 
Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital Marker
Inscription. Opened in 1895 as the first hospital for Blacks in this city, this facility trained and employed Black medical professionals who were excluded from other hospitals. In 1948, it merged to form Mercy-Douglass Hospital.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.702′ N, 75° 10.081′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Lombard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1522 Lombard Street, Philadelphia PA 19146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philadelphia Tribune (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude E. H. Bustill Mossell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank Furness (about 500 feet away); Billie Holiday (about 600 feet away); The Dunbar Theatre (about 800 feet away); John Page Nicholson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercy Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citizens and Southern Bank (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansScience & Medicine
 
Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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