Milwaukee County Dispensary and Emergency Hospital - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posted by: BruceS
N 43° 02.356 W 087° 56.631
16T E 423117 N 4765607
Quick Description: Historic former hospital now serves as school building within the Milwaukee Public School system.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 3:10:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMCG1G
The Milwaukee County Dispensary and Emergency Hospital was built beginning in 1927 and completed in 1929 to serve the medical needs of the near west side of Milwaukee. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Van Ryn & DeGelleke in a Neo-Classical style. The hospital was also known due to some of the doctors practicing there including Dr. Edgar End, a pioneer in hyperbaric chamber work which aided in deep sea diving. After serving as a medical facility for many years it then went into disuse and was vacant for a number of years. In more recent years it has been rehabilitated and converted into a Chinese language elementary school and a project based high school with in the Milwaukee School system along with serving other social service needs of the community.
2430 W. Wisconsin Ave.
County / Borough / Parish: Milwaukee
Year listed: 1987
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering, Person
Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Historic function: Health Care
Current function: Education
Privately owned?: no
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 1: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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