Tag: Mt. Pleasant Hospital Water Tank (Washington DC)

Wikipedia says: Mount Pleasant Hospital opened in April of 1862 and held 1,618 beds. The hospital’s plans followed contemporary wisdom: wards, with fourteen foot ceilings, a window between each bed, and floors raised off the ground, contained 60-63 beds each. They were built as separate buildings linked by open-sided covered walkways, all in order to maximize the circulation of fresh air.

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