Letters: March 26

Letters March 26, 2014 0 Comments

First hospital in Chestnut Hill

I saw the picture in the Chestnut Hill Local of the Mower General Hospital, created during the civil war, and it reminded me that Robertson’s building at 8501 Germantown Ave. was a hospital during the Revolutionary War. At that time it was the Inn of Henry Cress. I would guess that was the first hospital in Chestnut Hill!

Our building is well documented, and we have a number of antique relics that were rescued during various renovations since 1950. The top step entering the Conservatory, now leased by Cake, is actually a stone mantle we found behind a wall and used it for the entrance step. Keep up the good work in Chestnut Hill.

Bruce Robertson

Marco Island, Florida

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