Were you born at Community Hospital?


Dear Evanston,

Lonnie Wilson is looking for anyone and everyone still living who was born at Community Hospital!

For those of you who don't know about Community Hospital, you can read about it in this article written by Dino Robinson in Shorefront Legacy Center's Journal. Dino is founder and Executive Director of Shorefront.

The hospital served Evanston's Black community during the time when no other Evanston hospital served African Americans. It was located where Over The Rainbow Association now sits, at 2040 Brown Ave.

The Evanston Sanitarium opened in 1914. Photo by Evanston Photographic Studio.

If you or someone you know was born at Community Hospital, please email DearEvanston@gmail.com and I'll pass your information along!

Thank you!


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