The North Grove Street Building

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Title

The North Grove Street Building

Subject

Harvard Medical School
Photographs

Description

In 1847, Harvard Medical School erected a new building, on North Grove Street, adjoining Massachusetts General Hospital, on land donated by Dr. George Parkman—whose body would all too soon be found buried beneath it. The school building itself had nearly doubled in size (134 feet long and 60 feet wide), and the 1849 catalogue described it as "…of ample dimensions, and well warmed and ventilated throughout. It contains, on the second floor, two large Lecture rooms, the Chemical Laboratory, and the Library. On the floor above are the Theatre, in which the Lectures on Anatomy, Surgery and Pathological Anatomy, are delivered, the Professors' and Demonstrators' rooms…. The ground floor is occupied by the Janitor's apartments, rooms attached to the laboratory, etc. The Dissecting Room is a separate hall attached to the main building."

The North Grove Street building also provided accommodation for the institution's newest educational asset—the Warren Anatomical Museum.

Abstract

A picture of the North Grove Street Building, reproduced from a plate between pg. 58 and 59 of Harvard & its surroundings by Moses King, 1878.

Creator

King, Moses, 1853-1909

Publisher

King

Date Created

1878, circa

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (AC 1878.55)

Format

image

Extent

1 plate

Type

still image

Provenance

From the Collections of the Harvard Medical Library

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/bldg_north_grove2.jpg

Citation

King, Moses, 1853-1909, “The North Grove Street Building,” OnView, accessed March 5, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6602.

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