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African American Physicians

 
 
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By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. African American Physicians Marker
Inscription. Site of office building which housed prominent African-American physicians and pharmacy. Among the doctors who practiced here between 1909 and 1930 were Obed Cooley; Nathaniel J. Ridley; J.C. Coleman; John Hunter, first African-American surgeon at St. Joseph's Hospital; and Joseph Laine, who later founded a medical clinic in Louisville.
Presented by Professor Doris Wilkinson, Historical Sociologist at University of Ky.
 
Erected 1993 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department Of Highways. (Marker Number 1928.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.947′ N, 84° 29.966′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on N. Broadway Road (U.S. 27, 68) near West Main Street (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on right between Main Street & Short Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 North Broadway, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Inauguration (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silversmith Shop
African American Physicians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. African American Physicians Marker
(about 400 feet away); Mary Todd Lincoln (about 500 feet away); U.S. Vice President (about 500 feet away); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (about 600 feet away); Town Branch (about 600 feet away); Fayette County (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. African AmericansScience & Medicine
 
African American Physicians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
3. African American Physicians Marker
African American Physicians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
4. African American Physicians Marker
 
 
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