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Hotchkin, Samuel F. The York Road, Old and New. Philadelphia: Binder & Kelly, 1892., p. 55

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Project name: Jewish Hospital, Dispensary and Home for the Aged and Infirm Israelites
Project types: dispensary, dwelling, hospital

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OLD YORK RD near Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

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"The Jewish Hospital founded in February 1865, and commenced work in a small building...In 1872 the erection of the present hospital building on Olney Rd., near Old York Road in the 22nd ward, was commenced, finished & occupied the following year. Its object is best shown by the following inscription over its main entrance: THIS HOSPITAL WAS ERECTED BY THE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE ISRAELITES OF PHILADELPHIA, AND IS DEDICATED TO THE RELIEF OF THE SICK AND WOUNDED, WITHOUT REGARD TO CREED, COLOR OR NATIONALITY, UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF A BOARD COMPOSED OF MEMBERS OF THE JEWISH HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION.


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