St. Louis City Hospital

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St. Louis City Hospital

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  • City Hospital No.1
  • Starkloff
  • Saint Louis City Hospital
  • Saint Louis (Mo.). City Hospital
  • City Hospital (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • City Hospital No. 2
  • St. Louis City Hospital No.1
  • St. Louis City Hospital No.2

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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 Hospital 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 condominiums in 2006. The structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.


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Creation: December 2019
Revised: January 3, 2020 10:53 AM


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  1. LC Name Authority File (LCNAF), Corporate Name n2012186348: Preferred: St. Louis City Hospital
    Variants: Saint Louis City Hospital ; Saint Louis (Mo.). City Hospital ; City Hospital (St. Louis, Mo.) URI(s):
    found: Statistics of homoeopathic and alloeopathic hospitals, 1864:p. 3 (St. Louis City Hospital)
    found: Effects of increased atmospheric pressure upon the human body : with a report of thirty-five cases brought to City Hospital from the caisson of the St. Louis and Illinois Bridge, ca. 1870.
    Change Notes
    2012-07-23: new
    2017-12-01: revised

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