In 1926 the American Legion Post 14 established a crippled children's hospital at 2350 Lakeview (22nd) Avenue South. The two-story structure on three and one-half acres was the the forefunner of today's "All Children's Hospital" which is now located at 801 Sixth St. South. The effort was the first to rehabilitate Florida's crippled children and opened in 1927. The original building had been a private residence, then it was a prohibition-era night spot called the "Green Cabin" (which was said to be owned by Johnny Torrio, a top henchman of gangster Al Capone), and then a citrus packing plant. When the hospital opened, it had beds for 15 children. It expanded in 1936 and again in 1950, and in 1967 it moved to its present location with a new name, "All Children's Hospital". Post 14 has a seat on the "All Children's Board of Directors" for perpetuity.



1954 American Legion Children's Hospital


Present day "All Children's Hospital"


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