Mount Hope Retreat

Founded: 1860
Location: Arlington Station, Baltimore, MD


  • See: Mount Hope Retreat, Baltimore, Maryland. Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, New York Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, New York

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1861/12/14
    NotesThe New Mount Hope Hospital. — The work on the new Mount Hope Hospital, six miles from the city on the Reisterstown road, has been continued during the past summer and fall seasons, and it now begins to assume proportions which will afford accommodations for a large number of patients. The main building is nearly complete, thus affording an excellent culinary department, as well as providing parlors and business rooms, which before had to be taken from the wing already completed. The bricks are all made and burned on the farm, and the improvements about the institution gives it an air of some comfort and pleasantness. It is surrounded by old forest trees, while many ornamental trees have been planted. The centre building is so nearly finished that early in the spring it will be ready for occupancy. The contractors, Messrs. S.H. Adams & Brother, are still pushing the work forward, and the structure has the appearance of great strength, as well as convenience for the purpose of its protectors.
    Source: Sun (Baltimore) 14 Dec. 1861.
  • Dates: 1866/10/25
    Notes: New Mt. Hope Retreat for Insane erected.
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 43
  • Dates: 1901
    Notes: MOUNT HOPE RETREAT (Incor. 1872), P.O. Station, Mt. Hope Retreat, W.M.R.R. C&P Tel. Object. — To care for insane, sick, and inebriates. Admission. — Patients usually pay from $8 to $15 a week, some received at lower rates, and some accepted free. The Supervisors of City Charities place some insane patients in the hospital. Management. — The Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph of Emmitsburg (R.C.) Inmates. — (November 30, 1900) 584. Admitted during year, 155. Discharged, recovered, 62; improved 33; unimproved, 17; died, 59. Income derived from receipts from patients and payments made by Supervisors of City Charities for limited number of city charges.
    Moved to present located in 1863.
    Source: Charity Organization Society, Directory of the Charitable and Beneficent Organizations of Baltimore together with Legal Suggestions, Etc. Baltimore: : 61
  • Dates: 1920
    NotesAmounts appropriated for state-aided institutions, from the Maryland Manual, 1921-1922.