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School Of Medicine

 
 
School Of Medicine Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
1. School Of Medicine Marker (obverse)
Inscription. (obverse)
Site of the world-renowned Medical Hall of Transylvania University. Erected 1839 and dedicated November 2, 1840. Massive building of Grecian architecture with facilities not surpassed at that time by any school in America or Europe. Constructed on a lot purchased for $5,000, of which citizens of Lexington contributed $3,000.

Marker presented by George G. Greene, M.D.

(reverse)
School of Medicine

The magnificent structure built here was used by Transylvania University until Medical College disbanded in 1857. Building was destroyed by fire in 1863 while being used as military hospital by the Union Army. Over 6,400 of America's early physicians received training at Transylvania during its illustrious existence.

Marker presented by George G. Greene, M.D.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1445.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.058′ N, 84° 29.841′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West 2nd Street and North Broadway
School Of Medicine Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
2. School Of Medicine Marker (reverse)
Street (U.S. 27 & 68), on the right when traveling west on West 2nd Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 W 2nd St, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Last Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hunt-Morgan House (about 500 feet away); Morgan House (about 500 feet away); Henry Clay's Law Office (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library (about 600 feet away); Samuel Brown, M.D. (1769 - 1830) (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. EducationScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
School Of Medicine Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
3. School Of Medicine Marker (obverse)
School of Medicine Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
4. School of Medicine Marker (reverse)
School of Medicine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
5. School of Medicine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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