Lancaster General Hospital, Pennsylvania 1894

The trustees rented a ‘dwelling house’ in North Queen Street in late 1893 for $400 per annum and opened it as a hospital at the beginning of 1894. The building was a substantial Georgian-style residence consisting of two storeys above what appears to be a double shop-front. It faced directly onto the street and shared party-walls with its neighbours on either side. It seems there were no grounds available for the patients’ use or for expansion let alone for placing ancillary facilities away from the main building.