Fun Fact: Did You Know that Johns Hopkins Hospital Was Built On An Old Insane Asylum?

Question: Did You Know that Johns Hopkins Hospital Was Built On An Old Insane Asylum?

It’s true! Johns Hopkins is one of the most important parts of Baltimore, as well as being one of the top universities in the nation. In the late 19th century wealthy philanthropist and banker Johns Hopkins was looking for a place to found his hospital and medical school. Originally, he was considering building the campus on his massive Clifton estate. However, Hopkins was a man who was always out for a bargain, and an abandoned mental hospital ended up being quite a bargain indeed. With a price that was right, Hopkins made the deal and also made Baltimore history by founding what is arguably the most important institution in Maryland.

Source: CBS Baltimore

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