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Hermann Hospital was a public hospital endowed by George Hermann (1843-1914) with a fortune accumulated through investments in oil and real estate. The hospital opened south of downtown Houston in the summer of 1925. It merged with Memorial Hospital in 1999 to create Memorial Hermann Health System. The original Spanish-style building is now part of Children's Memorial Hermann in the northwest corner of the Medical Center.


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Real property--Ownership, Wealth, Endowments, Houston (TX), Hermann Hospital (Houston, TX), George H. Hermann, Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in TX), audiovisual materials, 16mm (photographic film size)acetate film, motion pictures (visual works), motion pictures (visual works) » color films (visual works)


This 16mm color film with sound is titled, “George H. Hermann, The Man, His Gift, His Concern, His Legacy.” It is a biography of George H. Hermann, benefactor of Hermann Park, Hermann Hospital, and the Hermann Hospital Estate. The film primarily features narration over color drawings (still images, not animation). The opening and closing segments feature live moving images of contemporary Houston, notably Hermann Park and Hermann Hospital. It has a runtime of 23:30 minutes. See more at Hermann Hospital Archive Records and its finding aid.


Creative Commons License 4.0, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. Images are to be used for educational purposes only, and are not to be reproduced without permission from The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center, 1133 John Freeman Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030,, 713-799-7899