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The Historic Linda Richards Building

Click to enlarge Exterior Photo of The Linda Richards Building

The Linda Richards Building, constructed in 1935 on the New England Hospital campus (DBA Dimock Community Health Center), was the first hospital in the country to have a school for nurses, graduating America's first trained nurse, Linda Richards (1873). The hospital, formerly known as New England Hospital for Women & Children, was founded by Dr. Marie Zakrzewska and co-founder Dr. Susan Dimock, for whom the Health Center is now named. Today, the Dimock campus is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Click to enlarge Interior Photo of The Linda Richards Building Vertec completed a new 18,000 s.f. addition consisting of a reinforced concrete structure along with a block and brick facade, accented by pre-cast concrete features. The existing building received a gut rehabilitation of this 32,000 s.f. turn-of-the-century hospital. Adding to the complexity of this project was the coordination and planning of the transitional modification to central registration to accommodate various ongoing medical programs.

Architects: Pilling & Smith, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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