Sydenham Hospital for Communicable Diseases

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Sydenham Hospital for Communicable Diseases
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Main hospital building, August 2011.
Sydenham Hospital for Communicable Diseases is located in Baltimore
Sydenham Hospital for Communicable Diseases
Location Argonne Dr., W. of Herring Rd., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°20′16″N 76°34′52″W / 39.33778°N 76.58111°W / 39.33778; -76.58111Coordinates: 39°20′16″N 76°34′52″W / 39.33778°N 76.58111°W / 39.33778; -76.58111
Built 1924
Architect Glidden, Edward Hughes, Sr.
Architectural style Italian Renaissance Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference #

98001294

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Added to NRHP October 30, 1998

Sydenham Hospital for Communicable Diseases, also known as Montebello State Hospital or Montebello State Chronic Disease Hospital, was a hospital and is a national historic district in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It was originally constructed in 1922-1924, and the campus consists of seven Italian Renaissance Revival style buildings: the main hospital building, the administration building, the kitchen, the nurses’ home, the laundry with servants’ quarters above, the garage, and the power house. A residence for the Director of Medical Research was added in 1939. The campus was designed by noted Baltimore architect Edward Hughes Glidden.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

The patient records of Sydenham Hospital are held at the National Library of Medicine and showcase nature and treatment of communicable diseases in the pre-antibiotic era.[3]

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