Church Home and Hospital

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Church Home and Hospital
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Care system Private, non-profit
Hospital type Teaching
Emergency department No
Beds 637
Founded 1833

"Church Home and Hospital" (formerly the "Church Home and Infirmary") was a hospital in Baltimore, located on Broadway, between East Fayette and East Baltimore Streets, on "Washington Hill" several blocks south of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, that also operated a long-term care facility. It was affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland of the Episcopal Church (United States).[1] It closed down permanently in 2000 and was later re-opened as a unit known as the "Church Home and Hospital Building" of J.H.H.


The location first opened in 1833 as the "Washington Medical College".[2] It was later called the "Church Home and Infirmary".[3] Washington Medical College was the medical school connected with "Washington College of Pennsylvania" (now part of the "Washington & Jefferson College").

Edgar Allan Poe, (1809–1849), was taken to this location when he was found semiconscious and ill in a street gutter near East Lombard Street; this is where he subsequently died in October 1849.[2][4][5]

During the 1940s, Church Home and Hospital was one of three Baltimore hospitals providing a sparse number of beds for "colored" patients.[6]

In 1978, a plan to expand the hospital was opposed.[7]

Current usage of grounds[edit]

A new townhouse development known as "Broadway Overlook" has been built on the old grounds of the hospital surrounding it on the south, west and north sides associated with J.H.H.[8]