Thursday, May 18, 2017



A new government hospital at the Delaware Breakwater is to replace Lazaretto Station located above Chester, Pennsylvania on the Delaware river.

The government has commenced on a hospital at Lewes for persons affected with contagious diseases entering America from forigen countrys. For sometime past efforts have been made looking toward the removal of he quarantine station above Chester, Pennsylvania to some point near the Delaware Breakwater. The proximity of the present station buildings to the city of Philadelphia and danger arisiing to towns on the river and bay from infected vessels have made action of this kind necessary.

The new one story building is to be situated 200 yards south of the present U. S. Marine Hospital and will contain three rooms with porches on the east and west sides, the west posrch being 33feet, 6 inches, and the other being 22 feet and 6 inches. The one story building will cover space of 50 x 30, the ward room to be 38 x 30. A door from the ward room leads to the west porch and will be bright with eight 8 x 19 windows . An attendants room will locate in the southwest end, here to be the hospital and pharmacy. The kitchen with a large pantry and a water pump is to adjoin here.

Wilmington Evening Journal, Monday, May 21, 1888. Abstract Harrison Howeth 2017.

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