|Object ID #||ASHLEY.055.001|
|Title||55 Ashley Avenue (Baker Hospital Building)|
|Object Type||Property File|
|Scope & Content||
Constructed 1912; rehabilitated 1983-84. Noted Charleston physician Dr. Archibald Baker Sr. and Dr. Lawrence Craig founded Baker Hospital in 1912, the same year the building was completed. The four-story brick structure combines elements of Italian Renaissance and Mission styles in its design. This was Charleston's first modern private hospital, specializing in surgical and obstetrical patients. With the move of Baker Hospital to North Charleston, this edifice was rehabilitated as residential condominiums.
File contains two newspaper articles from 8/1/1981 "Hospital Building for Sale" (with photo) and from 8/10/1983, a captioned photographo describing the conversion of the building from a hospital to a condominium.
Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Hospital buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
|Physical Description||1 File Folder|
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