Prior to the Civil War these three late-18th century brick buildings (200-204 King St.) contained shops and banks with an elegant residence on some of the upper floors. During the war, the hospital had 100 beds. In more recent decades, the buildings contain a private residence and shops including the former much-beloved Why Not Toy Shop and the Market Square Shop. Army Quartermasters made a series of maps showing the locations of most of the Union Hospitals in the city including King St. Hospital. After the War, 200 King St. had a fire and the 3rd floor was replaced with a lean-to floor which has a rather spooky aspect to it still.
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