Fannie Hagen Emanuel

Fannie Hagen Emanuel (1871-1934), a native of Ohio, had two remarkable vocations in Chicago. As a social reformer, she founded the Emanuel House on the South Side. This settlement house offered cooking, sewing and domestic science classes as well as a kindergarten and youth programs and a dental clinic. The Emanuel House employment bureau assisted women in finding jobs.

At the age of 40, Emanuel pivoted and headed to the Chicago Hospital College of Medicine where she earned her medical degree in 1915. Dr. Emanuel opened a medical practice on the South Side where she treated women and children. She also was active in the suffrage movement, serving as president of the Alpha Suffrage Club.

Why this stop? The Ashland station (used by both the Green Line and Pink Line) is a bit north of where the Chicago Hospital College of Medicine was located.