Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Carson C. Peck Memorial Hospital

 The Carson C. Peck Memorial Hospital designed by Ludlow & Peabody c. 1918 in Brooklyn, New York City.  Click HERE for a 1919 NYTimes article on the opening of the hospital which closed in the 1990s and was demolished in 2003.  The hospital was built in remembrance of Carson C. Peck, vice president and treasurer of the F.W. Woolworth Company and owner of the Brooklyn Daily Times.  Click HERE for photos of the hospital taken in 2001.

Photos from Architectural Record, 1919.


Tyngsboro said...

Viewing a building as magnificent as this leads one to give thought to the incredible wealth generated by the Woolworth stores. Not to only the huge mansions of F. W. Wollworth himself, but to his company's leaders such as Carson C. Peck and Hubert T. Parson. Peck's obit mentions that he had a summer home at Allenhurst, New Jersey. This is just south of Long Branch where Parson built his overblown Horace Trumbauer-designed palace reminiscent of Versailles. Zach, I wonder if you could find and post a view of the Peck estate at Allenhurst ?

Jean Hardy said...

I brought an old sewing cabinet recently. Attached to a pin cushion was a small oval metal disk like with a nail hoke drilled on each end. It appears to have been attached to something to identify the baby. It reads Peck Memorial Hosp Baby. Then across the bottom is the name Brushharer. It does not have a date. Would like to give back to some of the family. Send msg to

Anonymous said...

I was born at this hospital in 1952. At 9 pounds 10 ounces I was the biggest baby born that year.