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Archive: June 2014 (2 Posts)

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

A Walking Tour of St. Elizabeths Hospital

Posted by: Robert Brammer

In May, I  took a walking tour of the western campus of St. Elizabeths (there is no apostrophe) hospital in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The tour was hosted by the D.C. Preservation League. The hospital is situated high above the city, providing the panoramic view you see pictured below. Dorothea Dix, an advocate for the mentally ill …