The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

Plan

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Title

Plan

Subject

Almshouses
Hospitals, Urban
Blockley Almshouse
Philadelphia General Hospital
Pictorial Works
Architectural Drawings

Description

Blockley Almshouse, 27th Ward, West Philadelphia.
Copy of survey performed by E. Hexomer, March 1, 1884. Includes detailed plan, specifications and sketch of the entire Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital property and buildings.

Source

Original image: Philadelphia General Hospital Photograph Collection, Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, box 5, photo no. 3
Philadelphia General Hospital was originally part of the Philadelphia Almshouse, which was founded in 1731 for the city’s poor, elderly and indigent. Nicknamed “Old Blockley,” because of its location in Blockley Township of West Philadelphia, the hospital was renamed Philadelphia General Hospital in 1919. The hospital eventually closed in 1977. The images in this collection have been compiled from a number of sources but appear to be predominantly from the personal photo albums of attending physicians.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1884

Identifier

PGH_5_03

Spatial Coverage

Philadelphia

Temporal Coverage

History, 19th Century

Original Format

1 photograph

Physical Dimensions

23 x 30 cm

Citation

“Plan,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed November 26, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/694.