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Property Name Henry Ford Hospital
Reference Number 13000671
State Michigan
County Wayne
Town Detroit
Street Address 2799 West Grand Boulevard
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/4/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Health/Medicine
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Henry Ford Hospital is significant under crtiterion A, B and C at the local level of signficance as a major Detroit hospital that began in 1914 when the expanding population of Detroit required additional hospital facilities. At its start it was \Jnique in its staffing and billing practices . Through the years the hospital's doctors and scientists developed a number of innovative medical di: :; coveries and practices, including a number of procedures that were the first performed in Detroit and Michigan. The hospital is associated with Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Fotd incorporated the hospital, was president of the board for most of his life, had a strong influence on how the hospital was run, and paid for its construction and initial operations. The buildings are significant for their architecture as one of the few remaining major Detroit hospitals established by the 191 Os that still retains its historic buildings . The buildings were designed by a number of notable Detroit firms including Stratton and Baldwin; Albert Wood; and Albert Kahn Associates; and the New York firm of Vorhees, Walker , Foley and Smith. The main hospital building was one of Albert Wood's major works and was innovative for its room size, layout and design as a hotel for sick people. The Clinic Building was named Hospital of the Month in Modern Hospital magazine in 1955.


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