Nickle wing

Wednesday, April 1, 1891

The Nickle wing opened in April 1891. It was named after William Nickle, a local businessman, who died in 1890 and left $10,000 in his will for the building of a wing that would be dedicated to the treatment of infectious diseases. The wing was built as a separate building from the rest of the hospital, accessible by open walkways, as it was used as an isolation facility.