black & white aerial photo of MGH

Aerial view of the MGH, January 27, 1937

This hand-colored aerial view was taken in early 1937 as a record of the physical plant of the hospital prior to the erection of the George Robert White Memorial Building. The White Building, planned for better facilities in a more centralized location, necessitated the destruction of a number of existing buildings, and within months after this photograph was taken, demolition began.