St Louis Children’s 100 Years
100 years ago A lot, 150 feet on Kingshighway by 279 feet deep, was purchased at a cost of $26,122. A donation of $125,000 from Mrs. John Fowler, to be used for a new hospital building, to be erected in memory of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Liggett. Under the terms of the bequest, the hospital was to provide the ground, and the building was to be perpetually known as the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, The Elizabeth J. Liggett Memorial. Cornerstone laying at 500 South Kingshighway. The Junior League of St. Louis Children’s Hospital was organized. It was made up of children under 18 years of age who gave $1 annually to the hospital. The Board received the donations and is still the site of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
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