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1640 S 24TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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1640 S 24TH ST

Architecture and History Inventory
1640 S 24TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:South View Isolation Hospital
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Reference Number:229864
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1640 S 24TH ST
County:Milwaukee
City:Milwaukee
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1911
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Survey Date:2015
Historic Use:hospital
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Malig, Charles E.
Other Buildings On Site:N
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office.

Historical newspaper accounts suggest that the South View Isolation Hospital was the facility where contagious patients from all over the state (and region) were quarantined and treated. These diseases included scarlet fever and polio (1950s).

"Milwaukee's City Charter in 1877 provided for the purchase of land on which to build a hospital for the isolation of victims of smallpox and other contagious diseases, and by the early 1880's a two-story isolation hospital, first called Milwaukee City Hospital, later City Isolation Hospital, had between 1911 and 1920 saw construction of a second, larger facility, Southview Hospital, on an adjacent site and demolition of the 19th-century building. Modern immunization and medical care have all but eliminated the need for isolation hospitals, and so Southview has been converted to serve as South Side Health Center, from which Milwaukee's public health nurses perform their services to the community." Pagel, Mary Ellen & Virginia A. Palmer, University Extension University of Wisconsin, Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Walker's Point and South, 1969.
Bibliographic References:Sample newspaper article, 'Boy, 13, Polio Victim in State," Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, 19 September 1955, p. 9. Pagel, Mary Ellen & Virginia A. Palmer, University Extension University of Wisconsin, Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Walker's Point and South, 1969.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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