Harlem Hospital opened in 1887, in a Victorian mansion at East 120th
Street and the East River.
Harlem Hospital Center's Modernization Project will include the renovation of the Martin
Luther King Jr. Pavilion and construction of a new pavilion on Lenox Avenue between 136th and 137th Streets. The
design for the new pavilion has already received the 2005 Design Award
of Honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of
The modernization project will also include the preservation of the
WPA murals that are located in two of the buildings to be
demolished: the Women's Pavilion and the New Nurses
Residence. The murals will be reinstalled in the
lobby of the New Patient Pavilion.