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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson

 
 
Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson Marker
Inscription. Riverside Hospital was founded at the Civil War site of Fort Anderson by the municipality in 1905. That location, at the corner of Forth and Clay Streets, was the hospital's home for many years. The Fourth Street wing of the hospital had to be rebuilt following the historic 1937 flood, and soon after that construction project was completed, the rear wing was destroyed by fire. The Diocese of Owensboro purchased the hospital in 1959 and in September of that year the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio arrived to manage the facility. With the change in ownership came a new name: Lourdes, in honor of Our Lady Lourdes. The small hospital was full the day the sisters arrived. A diary kept in those years recorded that Sister Gerard unexpectedly delivered a baby one evening soon after moving to Paducah, "and now feels very much home". In 1973, Lourdes moved from downtown location to the beautiful new building on Lone Oak Road. The Marshall Nemer Pavilion, named in memory of a long-time hospital board member and volunteer, opened in 2004. In 1991, the Sisters of Mercy became sponsors. In 1997, the Sisters of Mercy joined other systems to form Catholic Healthcare Partners.
 
Erected by Sponsored by Lourdes.
 
Location. 37° 5.188′ N, 88° 
Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson Mural image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson Mural
35.581′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street south of Kentucky Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 S Water St, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Marine Hospital Service (here, next to this marker); A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 (here, next to this marker); "Evening Roll Call" (a few steps from this marker); Union Labor (a few steps from this marker); Western Baptist Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the Atomic City (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn of the Atomic Age (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project. Renowned artist Robert Dafford and his team of muralists capture Paducah’s rich history in paintings on the city’s floodwall overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. (Submitted on October 22, 2011.) 
 
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Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson Mural image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson Mural
Between Carnegie Public Library and US Marine Hospital Paducah Kentucky Murals.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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