St. Thomas Hospital

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St. Thomas Hospital
Established 1898
Opened 1899
Demolished 1975
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Location Nashville, TN
Alternate Names
  • St. Thomas Sanitarium


The hospital is named for its founder, Bishop Thomas S. Byrne of Nashville. In 1898 he bought a mansion home in a residential West End neighborhood on Church Street between Twentieth and Twenty-first Avenues and converted it into a hospital. Four years later, in 1902, the hospital was constructed for $200,000 to meet their growing needs. The hospital was made of red brick and had arched roof gardens on either end of the building. In 1974 the current building opened on Harding Road, and by 1975 the old St. Thomas Hospital was torn down to make way for a Baptist Hospital parking lot.