North Shore Babies' Hospital

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North Shore Babies' Hospital was started by the Babies Summer Hospital Society, after a cholera epidemic in 1905. The hospital was located on Baker's Island as a summer hospital for several years, but moved in 1910 to the Estate of Charles A Ropes, a 13 room house at the end of Dearborn Street (#75) in North Salem. At first open only in summer, beginning in 1926 the hospital was open year round. It closed as a hospital in the early 1960's. It was destroyed by fire in 1972.

The hospital was a fixture on Ropes' Point until the early 1960's, when the children's hospital moved to a new building on Highland Avenue, adjacent to the Salem Hospital.


See Also

  • Postcard courtesy of
  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - North Shore Children's Hospital
  • "Children's Hospital traces its history to cholera epidemic on 1904" Salem News, May 11, 2009.