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Walden Hospital

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
1. Walden Hospital Marker
Inscription. Dr. Emma Rochelle Wheeler, a graduate of Meharry Medical College, established, owned and operated Walden Hospital beginning in 1915. Established to serve the medical needs of Chattanooga's Negro community, the hospital had a 30-bed capacity. Walden was staffed by 19 black doctors of the Mountain City Medical Society. For 20 years, the hospital served as a nursing school. After 37 years of service, Walden Hospital closed in June 1952.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 82.)
 
Location. 35° 2.708′ N, 85° 18.137′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Douglas Street, on the right when traveling east on 8th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 578 E 8th St, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Point in the Line of Works (about 500 feet away); The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin Hotel (approx. mile away); First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States (approx. 0.3 miles away);
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By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
2. Walden Hospital Marker
First Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abby Crawford Milton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Emma Rochelle Wheeler. (Submitted on November 28, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
Walden Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
3. Walden Hospital Marker
Walden Hospital image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the current residents of the building, source unknown.
4. Walden Hospital
 
 
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