Printer-friendly versionSend to friend ""

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia - Ridgway

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Beauties of America

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: NA inches


Shown here on a large bowl, is Ridgway's view of the hospital. (See the Stevenson version).  The hospital was started mainly through efforts of Franklin. It was opened in 1751 in a home. The building shown was erected in sections, the east wing in 1755, the west wing in 1796, and the center in 1804. The hospital was between Pine and Spruce Streets and Eighth and Ninth Streets, in Philadelphia.