Timeline of the Smallpox Hospital: 1828 — Present

This week we launched a new, illustrated timeline of the Smallpox Hospital. Find it here. The timeline begins in 1828 with purchase of Blackwell Island (now known as Roosevelt Island) by the City of New York and spans nearly 200 years to the present. It also explores key moments like the death of architect James Renwick, Jr., or when neighboring building such as City Hospital or Strecker Laboratory were constructed, demolished or restored. We hope you enjoy exploring!

The history of the Smallpox Hospital is not nearly as complicated as Joseph Priestley's A New Chart of History from 1769, but is still fascinating.

The history of the Smallpox Hospital is not nearly as complicated as Joseph Priestley's A New Chart of History from 1769, but is still fascinating.