Jefferson Medical College Hospital
10th and Sansom Street
Frank Furness and George Hewitt (firm 1871-1875)
Built 1875-1877, Demolished 1922



Images: American Architect and Building News, September 9, 1876





 

 

The firm of Furness and Hewitt won the commission for the Jefferson Medical College Hospital through a competition in 1875. After winning the commission, however, Furness left the partnership with Hewitt and, to replace him as mechanical engineer, hired Henry Petit (1832-1921), who helped design the Main Exhibition Hall of the Centennial. The building was completed in 1877 and demolished in 1922. The Furness-Hewitt partnership also produced the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and their work of this time has often been said to reflect the influence of Richard Morris Hunt..

Sources Cited:

  • Lewis, Michael J. Frank Furness: Architecture and Violent Mind. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2001
  • Thomas, George E. and Michael J. Lewis and Jeffrey A. Cohen, Frank Furness: The Complete Work. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1991.
  • American Architect and Building News, September 9, 1876.
  • Philadelphia Architects and Buildings web site: http://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/pj_display.cfm/5369






For additional information and references, see the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings web site: 
http://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/pj_display_citations_holdings.cfm/5369