Tuesday, January 30, 2018

all about the Benjamin

Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Hospital is historic for several reasons.

Founded by Dr. Thomas Bond in 1751, it was the result of the Doctor’s recent visit to London.

There he discovered the hospital concept and resolved to establish one in Philly, then the capital of the United States.


The Pine Building east wing dates from 1755.

The west wing from 1797.

And the center building dates back to 1804.

Ambulances are still housed in the original carriage house.

The Pine Building is still considered one of the finest surviving examples of classic 18th century architecture in all of America.

Guess who else was also a founder.

Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790.

Because it was 1700’s Philadelphia.

Because of course he was.

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