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Old Naval Hospital

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Built  1866
Opened  July 1866
Architectural style  Italianate architecture
NRHP Reference #  74002171
Area  2,833 m²
Added to NRHP  3 May 1974
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Location  8th and E Street, SE Washington, D.C. United States
Similar  Marine Barracks - Washingt, Charleston Naval Shipyard, United States Capitol, Folger Shakespeare Library, Arena Stage

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The Old Naval Hospital is a historic building located at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast Washington, D.C., in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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History

In March 1864, president Abraham Lincoln asked Congress to construct the Hospital. It was constructed in July 1866, for $115,000. Designed to accommodate 50 patients, the new hospital had good ventilation and running water, and gas lighting.

In 1906, the hospital moved to its newly constructed facility at Observatory Hill, 23rd Street, and E Streets, N.W.

In 1922, the building became the Temporary Home for Veterans of All Wars. The property is still owned by the federal government but its jurisdiction was transferred to the District of Columbia in 1962. The building was vacant for many years.

The Friends of the Old Naval Hospital has raised money to restore the building, at an estimated cost of $12 million. The plan is for the Hill Center, to be a facility for education and community life on Capitol Hill. Restoration started in June, 2010.

The 1983 movie "D.C. Cab" filmed inside the building, using it as the set for a hospital scene with Sampson (Mr. T) and his niece.

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Old Naval Hospital Wikipedia


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