Opened in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospital was Chicago's first chartered hospital. Built in 1864 the hospital become one of the city's most prominent, eventually adding a training school for nurses the year before the opening of the World's Fair. 

Mercy Hospital, c. 1900 Chicago

Sister Mary Fidelis, Mother Catherine McAuley and the Beginnings of the Works of the Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, 1919), 87.

Historical Address: 
Calumet Ave. and 26th St.
Contemporary Address: 

S. Calumet Ave. and E. 26th St., Chicago, IL 60616

Citation Information

Sister Mary Fidelis, Mother Catherine McAuley and the Beginnings of the Works of the Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, 1919), 87.

, from Faith in the City: Chicago's Religious Diversity in the Era of the World's Fair, accessed accessed , , http://faith.galecia.com/resource/mercy-hospital.