Building a Medical Center:

The Construction of the 1955 Medical College Hospital

Early Clinical Facilities

The first building of the Medical College of South Carolina was erected in 1826 at the corner of Queen and Back (now Franklin) Streets in downtown Charleston. The building boasted a dissecting room, medical museum, library, lectures halls, and proximity to the city’s hospitals including the Marine Hospital and the Alms House (Poor House), later called the “City Hospital.”