An East-of-the-River View
—Anacostia Heritage Trail —The Fence and wall ahead of you, on either side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, enclose historic St. Elizabeths Hospital. The pioneering facility opened in 1855 to treat mentally ill members of the armed forces and DC residents. At a time when the mentally ill were ignored or locked away, the prominent Bostonian social reformer Dorothea Lynde Dix persuaded Congress to fund the nation's first public institution to provide them with treatment.
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|Placed By||Anacostia Heritage Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 326810 N 4302795|
|Decimal Degrees||38.85695000, -76.99596667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.417', W 76° 59.758'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 25.02" N, 76° 59' 45.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2649-2651 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington DC 20020, US|
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