Government Buildings -- United States Marine Hospital, Savannah Ga.
Published by the Silver's 5 and 10 Cent Store, Savannah Ga. Made in USA
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Color postcard with no border with divided back, postally unused. The Marine Hospital, located at the corner of York and Drayton Streets, opened in 1907. Part of a federal program constructing hospitals in various port cities to provide health care for Merchant Marine sailors, the hospital also played a key role in monitoring and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. The hospital’s mission grew over the first few years it was open to include a wider variety of public health functions and in 1912, the name was change to the Public Health Service. It operated as a low income out-patient health facility until 2003. The college acquired the building shortly after that and remodeled it into administrative offices. It is now known as Bradley Hall. This view is looking southwest from Oglethorpe Square towards back of the building. This view is before it was remodeled and the porches were enclosed.
There are rumors that the Marine Hospital is one of the most haunted structures in Savannah. Many sailors arriving with a fever were sent to the hospital’s quarantine ward to prevent a disease outbreak. It is thought that some of those who died in the quarantine ward still are present in spirit and are occasionally seen in the upstairs windows.
The card was distributed by Silver's 5 & 10 Cent Store, which was located at 201-203 West Broughton Street.
A 13219 appears on the lower center on the address side of the back.
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3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
MS 016 Savannah Postcard Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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