A hospital moves to pastoral Morningside Heights

It’s only the early 1900s in this penny postcard of St. Luke’s Hospital on Amsterdam Avenue and 114th Street, probably no more than a decade after the hospital moved there in 1896 from its original home on Fifth Avenue and 54th Street.

Morningside Heights is practically the country: wide avenues, few pedestrians, and a peek at the Hudson River in the back of the facility.

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3 Responses to “A hospital moves to pastoral Morningside Heights”

  1. Benjamin Waldman Says:

    It’s unfortunate that the building has been decapitated and partially demolished over the years.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    I’m with you. I’m intrigued by the fact that the building was considered such an achievement at the time, it was put on penny postcards. Can you imagine anyone making a series of postcards today featuring city hospitals?

  3. The reason Morningside Park became a park | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] in the 1880s, Morningside still has a Victorian-era feel. Too bad St. Luke’s Hospital building no longer rises high over the park as it does in this circa-1900 […]

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