Washington Hall General Hospital

Washington Hall was built as a meeting hall, and became a branch of the Second Division General Hospital.

Page updated on Jan 18, 2016 at 3:51 PM
Grace, Prince Street, Lyceum on Bird's Eye View Washington Hall Hospital, identified along with other hospitals on a section of Magnus' Birdseye View of Alexandria, Va.
Washington Hall, Quartermaster Map The Quartermaster Map shows the hospital with offices and a sink (privy). 
Washington Hall Today A 20th century building on the site now houses retail stores and offices.
Civil War Hospitals Map: Washington Hall                                                

History of Washington Hall General Hospital

622-626 King Street

Washington Hall. a brick meeting hall built in 1854, was destroyed by fire in the early to mid 1900s. In the Civil War, Washington Hall General Hospital was a branch of the Second Division General Hospital. 

Source: Joint Select Committee to Investigate Charities and Reformatory Institutions in the District of Columbia.  

First Person Accounts

A description of Washington Hall from the Alexandria Gazette, January 5, 1855, p. 3:

This fine new hall on King Street near the corner of Washington has been leased by a company of gentlemen and beautifully fitted up for theatrical purposes, concerts, etc. It is to be opened tonight with a concert by the Swiss Bell Ringers. The hall is a large one, capable of seating, in comfort, over six hundred persons, and the seats are arranged so as to give all an opportunity of seeing without difficulty.

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Historic Image

Quartermaster Map

The Quartermaster Map shows the hospital with offices and a sink (privy).

Location and the Site Today

Washington Hall was located at 622-626 King Street. A 20th century building on the site houses offices and retail shops, including Banana Republic and the Gap Outlet.

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