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Hospital for Sick Children, 1731 Bunker Hill Road, Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Hospital for Sick Children, 1731 Bunker Hill Road, Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Significance: Constructed as a Norman cottage or farmhouse, the Hospital for Sick Children is a fine example of the Washington, D.C. architectural firm Wyeth and Sullivan's work. Either independently or together, these two prominent architects designed Columbia and Emergency Hospitals, additions or renovations to the White House and Senate office buildings, private residences, elegant apartment houses, and the Tidal Basin Bridge and Key Bridge. The structure exemplifies early 20th-century trends in children's hospital design. Specifically, it is an innovative example of the adaptation of a cottage-like design to suit an institution. The building's appeal was acknowledged during its day the structure was deemed the "Outstanding Building of the Year" in 1931 by the Washington Board of Trade.
Survey number: HABS DC-642

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90976, -76.97583
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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