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Smallpox Hospital

  • Also Known As: Maternity and Charity Hospital Training School
  • Also Known As: Riverside Hospital
  • Also Known As: Schuyler Hall of the Nurses' Home and Training School

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1856/12/18 James Renwick Jr Architect Smallpox Hospital opens for public inspection, built 1853-1856. Smallpox Vaccine
1857/00/00 Charity Hospital Training School established
1904/00/00 York and Sawyer Architect Hospital's south wing is built, 1903-1904.
1905/00/00 Renwick, Aspinwall and Owen Architect North wing of hospital is built, 1904-1905.
1950/00/00 Former Smallpox Hospital is abandoned.

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Particulars for Smallpox Hospital:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Educational related housing
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Area of Significance Health-medicine
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hospital
Disposition Ruin
Historic Use School

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th March 1972

Registry Name: Smallpox Hospital
Registry Address: Welfare Island
Registry Number: 72000881
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Renwick,James,Jr.; et al.
Architectural Style: Gothic revival
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Health-medicine, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1854, 1857, 1905
Historic Function: Education, Health care
Historic Sub-Function: School, Hospital, Educational related housing
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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