Color postcard (14 x 9 cm) with a view of the Methodist Hospital, 36th & Cuming, Omaha, Nebraska. The building shown is a five-story red brick building. There are young trees without leaves in front. The title of the card at the top right says "The Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Neb." The number 5307 is before the title. The top left corner of the card has been cut off. The card is neither stamped nor addressed; a short handwritten message appears on the reverse side.
Methodist Episcopal Hospital was organized on March 3, 1891. The original building on 20th Street between Harney & St. Mary's Avenue was purchased, and the hospital opened on May 28, 1891. In 1908, a four-story brick building was constructed at 3612 Cuming Street, which is the building seen in this view. The total building cost was $212,000. The new hospital was able to treat 2,000 patients per year. In October 1914, an addition was added to the right which added 60-65 new beds. The hospital moved to its present location at 84th Street and West Dodge Road in April, 1968. Source: Limprecht, Hollis J. A Century of Medical Miracles: Nebraska Methodist Hospital (1891-1991). Omaha: Omaha Printing Company (1991).