Elmhurst General Hospital

Address: Broadway, 78th Street, 41st Avenue, Baxter Avenue
Neighborhood: Elmhurst
Architect:  York and Sawyer
Year: 1956
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Public Buildings
Typology:  Healthcare or Nursing Facility

A large, sprawling mid-century hospital complex, Elmhurst General Hospital is still surprisingly intact on the exterior. Still visible in large part on the secondary facades is the original salmon colored brick and some of the exterior terraces, used in the 1950s and 60s but abandoned for interior state of the art interior facilities today. York and Sawyer, the classicists of banks and hospitals in Manhattan designed this hospital, most likely as a last gasp of the firm and no doubt with some consulting help.

 

Elmhurst General Hospital

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