NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Place (Manhattan)
Present name:Gold Street
Location:Between Beekman Street and Spruce Street
Honoree: Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was the first woman to receive her degree as a Doctor of Medicine in the United States. She founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, which after merging with Beekman Hospital, eventually became New York Downtown Hospital..

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