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Image: D83368-6 Well-known newspaper, radio and television personality Ed Sullivan arrived in Tacoma in June, 1954, to participate in the cornerstone laying ceremony for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.  Mr. Sullivan was the host of the hour-long variety show, 'Toast of the Town'.  He had been the first to introduce Jack Benny to radio audiences in 1932 and lyric soprano Margaret Truman made her debut on his television show in 1952.  Mr. Sullivan was expected to comment on the growing need for children's hospitals in America.  Mary Bridge Children's Hospital had an estimated cost of $900,000; it would be a two-story structure built on South 'L' Street between 3rd and 4th Streets.  Initially, it would have forty beds for children ranging from babies to 14 year olds.  Photograph ordered by Tacoma Orthopedic Association.  (TNT 5-20-54, C-2)
Image: D83368-6 Well-known newspaper, radio and television personality Ed Sullivan arrived in Tacoma in June, 1954, to participate in the cornerstone laying ceremony for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. Mr. Sullivan was the host of the hour-long variety show, 'Toast of the Town'. He had been the first to ...
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