Plot plan for the new Mercy Hospital, Portland, 1941

Contributed by Northern Light Mercy Hospital


In 1941, as the United States stood on the brink of entering another world war, the growing city of Portland needed greater hospital capacity. To meet this need, the Sisters of Mercy arranged for the purchase of property at 144 State Street.

That same year, the Sisters received additional control from the diocese over the management of Queen’s Hospital. To reflect the transition, Queen’s Hospital became Mercy Hospital. During this time, Mercy published Life and Remembrance, a pamphlet that supported their capital funds campaign for the new hospital building.

The caption for this image reads, "THE PLAN ABOVE is of the new site for the new hospital, at Spring and State Streets. The white, L-shaped portion of the building is the part which will be completed in the immediate future. It is already under construction. The cross-hatched section represents future expansion."

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  • Title: Plot plan for the new Mercy Hospital, Portland, 1941
  • Creator: Mercy Hospital
  • Creation Date: 1941
  • Subject Date: 1941
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Collection: Mercy Hospital Historic Archive
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Northern Light Mercy Hospital
175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 879-3000

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