Robert Fleming Hospital
for Officers
27 Grosvenor Square, Belgravia, London W1
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1914 -1919

Convalescent (military)
In 1914 the investment banker Robert Fleming and his wife provided an auxiliary hospital for convalescent officers at their home in Grosvenor Square.   By December 1914 all 10 beds were occupied.

Later, the Hospital had 14 beds and was affiliated to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital.

Present status (June 2010)

Most of the houses in Grosvenor Square hadve now been demolished and replaced with hotels, embassies and apartment blocks.

The site of No. 27 Grosvenor Square is occupied by the American Embassy, which constitutes the west side of the Square.

US Embassy
The Grade II listed American Embassy opened in 1960.  It has nine storeys, three of which are below ground level.  Fixed on the roof of the central portion of the building is a large gilded aluminium bald eagle designed by Theodore Roszak (1907-1981).  The sculpture weighs some 2,000 lb (900 kilos) and its wingspan is 37 feet (11.2 metres).
(Author unstated) 1917 List of the various hospitals treating military cases in the United Kingdom.  London, H.M.S.O.

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