MOUNT SINAI MORNINGSIDE, ORIGINALLY ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL, BUILDING NAMES

 

 

Dorothy Doubleday Babcock Building – Dorothy Doubleday Babcock (1891 – 1964) was the daughter of book publisher Frank Nelson Doubleday (1862 - 1934). Her husband, F. Huntington Babcock, was a Doubleday director and vice-president of St. Luke’s Hospital.

 

Florence Stokes Clark Pavilion – Florence Stokes (1875 - 1950) Clark was married to F. Ambrose Clark (1880 - 1964). He was the grandson of the Singer Sewing Machine partner, Edward C. Clark (1811 – 1882), who developed the Dakota apartment building and other properties on the Upper West Side.

 

Minturn Pavilion – Robert Bowne Minturn (1805 – 1866) was the first president of St. Luke’s Hospital.  His fortune was made from merchant-shipping, and one of his ships, the Flying Cloud, was one of the fastest clipper ships in its day.

 

Muhlenberg Pavilion – Minister William Augustus Muhlenberg (1796 - 1877) was the founder of St. Luke’s Hospital, which began its service in 1858,

 

Norrie Pavilion – Gordon Norrie (ca.1837 - 1909) was vice president and treasurer of St. Luke’s Hospital. His father, Adam Norrie, was an iron merchant and one of the founders of the hospital in 1850.

 

Margaret J. Plant Pavilion – Mrs. Robert Graves, previously Margaret Josephine Plant (ca.1856 - 1909) was married to Henry Bradley Plant (1819 - 1899). He was an entrepreneur who built the railroad along the west coast of Florida, and then developed Tampa.

 

Scrymser Pavilion – Mary Catherine Prime Scrymser (1841 - 1917) donated funds to honor her husband, James A. Scrymser (1839 - 1918). He was a Civil War veteran and a pioneer in cable pioneer in connecting Latin America to the United States.

 

Stuyvesant Pavilion - Funds donated by Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr. (1870 – 1953), the last direct descendent of Peter Stuyvesant (1610 – 1672).

 

Travers Pavilion – The funding was provided by the estate of Mary Travers Heckscher (? - 1900), wife of John G. Hechscher, to honor her parents, William H. and Maria L. Travers. William H. Travers was a Columbia graduate who made his fortune in shipping and as a Wall Street investor partnering with William Jerome.

 

Vanderbilt Pavilion – Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843 – 1899) was the grandson of the railroad baron Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794 – 1877). The architect of St. Luke’s Hospital in Morningside Heights, Ernest Flagg (1857 – 1947), was his cousin.