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The entrance gateway

The three-story hospital is located on an entire city block on a hill. The brick building with a tile roof is vaguely Mediterranean in style. Like many of her works, it was designed around a courtyard. The entrance gateway, also designed by Morgan, was donated by Morgan's mother (Eliza Morgan) in memory of her son Sam, Julia's younger brother, who died at age twenty-six in 1913.

The front facade with entrance porch at the top of the incline


The entrance

Like many of her buildings, this hospital uses polychrome tile as a decorative element, both in the piers supporting the entranceway and around windows and as a frieze at the top of the building.


The decorative polychrome tile

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