|French Hospital [graphic] / Geary Street, Between 5th and 6th Avenues, |
Close to Golden Gate Park / San Francisco, California 1913
California History Section Picture Catalog - California State Library
In 1895 a state of the art hospital was built on Point Lobos Ave. The street was later renamed Geary Blvd and the hospital is located on the corner of 6th Ave. In the 1960s the original hospital was seismically upgraded, resulting in the original brick facade being replaced by reinforced concrete. Ascetically not as pleasing, but definitely a better choice for an earthquake prone area.
In 1989 French Hospital was purchased by Kaiser. It is now known as Kaiser French Campus. .
Dr. Claudine Chalmers of the French Mutual Benefit Society is writing a book about French Hospital. The society has a website in development, and you can be notified when it is functional by signing up at http://www.frenchhospitalsf.org/ Dr. Chalmers has written other books on the French in San Francisco you can find more information on her website.
Learn more of the history of French Hospital and the French in San Francisco
- Hiding in Plain Sight - The French of San Francisco
- Blog - The French of San Francisco
- Paris of the Pacific: Celebrating San Francisco’s Founding French Community
- French Mutual Benevolent Society Collection - California Historical Society - This collection is contained in over 137 boxes.
- History of the French Foundation for Medical Research and Education (FFMRE)
- French Hospital and Family Photograph Album, [1908-1918]
- Various annual reports of the society can be found on Google Books