Pennsylvania Hospital Poster and Notecards

America's first hospital founded by Benjimen Franklin Photographs of Philadelphia by Armond Scavo

The original Pennsylvania Hospital, like so much in civic Philadelphia, owes its presence to Benjamin Franklin. This was the first hospital in the Colonies, and it seemed like a strange venture into social welfare at the time. Samuel Rhoads, a fine architect in the Carpenters’ Company, designed the Georgian headquarters. The east wing, nearest 8th Street, was completed in 1755, and a west wing matched it in 1797. The grand Center Building by David Evans completed the ensemble in 1804. Instead of a dome, the hospital decided on a surgical amphitheater skylight. In spring, the garden’s azaleas brighten the neighborhood and are a popular spot for wedding photos. The beautifully designed herb garden (highlighting plants used as medicines in the 18th c.) is very popular attraction for tourists and gardeners alike.

Pennsylvania Hospital Poster
Pennsylvania Hospital Poster
This was the first hospital in the Colonies...
Price: $19.00
Pennsylvania Hospital Notecards
Pennsylvania Hospital Notecards
Set of six notecards and envelopes: 21.00 The original Pennsylvania Hospital, like so much in civic Philadelphia, owes its presence to Benjamin Franklin...
Price: $21.00

 

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