1951: New Hospital on Fannin Street
“Ultramodern, efficient, warm and friendly, that’s the new Methodist Hospital,” the Houston Post reports. The Methodist Hospital on Fannin in the Texas Medical Center opens to the public. It is considered one of the most modern and scientifically-built hospitals in the south. Visitors are amazed by its hotel-like features. Fully equipped with innovations including air conditioning and a telecommunications system, it has 143 patients within a week of opening.