Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Carney Hospital

Carney Hospital, Telegraph Hill, South Boston, 1899.

Andrew Carney, born 1794, was a self-made Irish immigrant, who made his business in the clothing trade. In 1863, he bought an estate to provide for the first Catholic hospital in New England, and among it's first patients were Civil War soldiers. In 1953, the institution moved to the southern end of Dorchester avenue in Dorchester.


  1. This is the first time that I have seen the hospital where I was born in 1940. It doesn't look anything like I expected, but now I feel more connected. I lived in one of the City Point Housing Projects for a while, but I don't know which one.

  2. It's great to see this postcard and the accompanying map of the neighborhood around Carney Hospital. I have a family member who passed away there in 1911. Your old Boston maps and history are fascinating! Keep up the great work!