Firetrap Hospital Ordered Razed

Issue 8 and Volume 81.

Firetrap Hospital Ordered Razed The Women’s Chronic Division building of the Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, N. Y., was ordered evacuated and razed because of very dangerous fire hazards that existed in the building. The order affected 260 inmates—some of them had lived in the building for twenty-five years. The patients will be removed to the Farm Colony at New Dorp, S. I., the Greenpoint Hospital and the new Coney Island Hospital. The evacuation followed a confidential report to the acting mayor by John J. Dorman, fire commissioner. The fire department described conditions in the building as alarming. The Board of Estimate has approved an appropriation for general improvements in the hospital, some time ago.

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