Brewster Hospital

Brewster Hospital was originally constructed in 1885 as a private residence.

The Hospital was the first medical facility to service Jacksonville’s African-American Community. Brewster Hospital closed in 1966 and was relocated to the present site in 2005 from its original location at 915 West Monroe Street. The City of Jacksonville completed Phase 1 of a restoration project to the building in 2009.

The 2018 scope by Robbins Design Studio completed Phase 2 of the restoration along with tenant improvements for North Florida Land Trust to take occupancy.

Exterior scope included adding a new asphalt parking lot at the rear of the existing building with COJ standard screening measures of fencing and landscaping. The parking was maximized on the site while maintaining the required setbacks. The project also included the addition of a new pre-fabricated ramp and stair on the back of the building to provide accessibility to Level 1 and a secondary means of egress from level 2.

Interior scope included minor modifications for tenant use/occupancy, including accessibility upgrades to the first floor. A Vertical Accessibility Waiver was granted by the State of Florida exempting the project from adding an elevator to the existing historic building.

Note from the President:

Brooke was an incredible asset throughout the entire process.  Her design work was just what we wanted.  She was in constant contact with our contractor to answer any questions and get the job done right.  And she guided the project through a tortuous permitting process.  I highly recommend her for your next project.

Jim McCarthy | President
North Florida Land Trust


North Florida Land Trust


Jacksonville, Florida

Project Area:

5,500 ft2

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