Those Places Thursday: St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Author: Brenda Leyndyke / Labels: ,

St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2012

Kirk and his brother and two sisters were all born at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The hospital located at 200 Jefferson Ave. SE has undergone many changes since the Leyndyke siblings were born there in the 1950's.

St. Mary's started in August of 1893 as a 15 bed hospital by the Sisters of Mercy.  It was located in what was then a house turned into a hospital.  St. Mary's acquired homes and land near the original hospital and grew into what it is today.  

The picture above is taken from St. Andrew's Cathedral looking east.  A 1913 historical picture of the hospital can be found here.  A history of St. Mary's can be found here under the Grand Rapids section of the article.


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