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Title: Saint Louis City Hospital CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: PC/PC058
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1861-1911
expand icon Biographical/Historical Note
St. Louis City Hospital No.1 first opened its doors in 1846 as the primary public hospital for St. Louis residents. It was destroyed by a fire ten years later, prompting city officials to rebuild and reopen the hospital in 1857. In 1884, St. Louis City Hospital became the home of the area's first nursing education program, the St. Louis Training School for Nurses. It was again destroyed in 1896 by a tornado, which led to an extensive rebuilding effort that completed the current building in 1907 with additional structures on the 10-acre complex. After City Hostpital No.2 (later the Homer G. Phillips Hospital) was established on the north side of the city limits in 1919, the hospital primarily served St. Louis residents in the south side. It remained open until 1987, and was renovated into condominums in 2006. The structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
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Restrictions: The collection is open and accessible for research.

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (

Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], Saint Louis City Hospital Collection, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.
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