Government Buildings -- U. S. Marine Hospital, Savannah Ga.
Pub. By Coastal News Co., Savannah Ga. A "Colourpicture" publication, Boston 15, Mass. U.S.A.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah -- 20th century.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Color postcard with linen texture 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 of the building is looking southeast at the front at what is now the parking lot of Bradley Hall. The building underwent several additions, with the enclosing of the porches and a wing added to the back.
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 postcard publisher Colourpicture was founded in Boston in 1939 and produced linen postcards. In the 1950s, they began to publish photochromes under the name Plastichrome. They stopped publishing in 1969.
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MS 016 Savannah Postcard Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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