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City Hospital

  • Also Known As: Island Hospital also Charity Hospital

  • Lost Category: Lost Building

Various building materials and components from the City Hospital can be found in the landscaping of Southpoint Park. These include 4 cast iron columns, blocks of stone and an orb from the entrance to the maternity Hospital. - AsNotedIn

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City Hospital


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1857/00/00 City Hospital is closed and operations are moved to Queens.
1861/00/00 James Renwick Jr Architect Island Hospital, soon renamed to Charity Hospital, is built to serve the prisoners housed at Blackwell's Penitentiary and New York City's poor population.
1938/11/07 Eric Pape Died Eric Pape remains unconscious until his death at City Hospital on Welfare Island.

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Particulars for City Hospital:
Disposition Architectural Remnant
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Disposition Demolished
Historic Use Hospital
Owner Local
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th March 1972

Registry Name: City Hospital
Registry Address: Welfare Island
Registry Number: 72000868
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Renwick,James,Jr.
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1858, 1870
Historic Function: Health care
Historic Sub-Function: Hospital
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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