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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: A 100-Year History

This article was taken from the Spring 1990 issue of Children's Hospital's COLORS magazine.

Pittsburgh in 1890. Industry. Steel. Coal. Factories. Laborers. Pollution. Entrepreneurs. Viewed by historian H.L. Mencken as “hell with the lid off.”

Pittsburgh in 1990. Revitalized. Renaissance. Information. Service. Software institutes. Technology engineers. Glistening skylines. Entrepreneurs. Ranked by Rand McNally’s Places Rated Almanac as “America’s most livable city.”

Pittsburgh has been home to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for 100 years. The complexion of the city dynamically changes. But through it all, Pittsburgh has supported its hospital for children, and Children’s Hospital has cared for the future of Pittsburgh.

For Children's Hospital's history decade by decade, click through the links at the left.

Do you have photos or other memorabilia from Children's Hospital's past? Please email us at kathleen.lindholm@chp.edu.

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