“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Uptown District in Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Breathing Association

The Breathing Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
1. The Breathing Association Marker
Inscription.  The Breathing Association was founded in 1906 as the Tuberculosis Society under the leadership of public health advocate Carrie Nelson Black. The society provided nutrition, medical care, and sanitorium services to people who could not afford proper medical care. A tuberculosis dispensary was operated at 40 South Third Street in Columbus for Ohioans needing consultation and treatment. Tuberculosis, known as the White Plague, killed one out of nine persons in Columbus during the early 1900s. An Open Air School was established on Neil Avenue in 1913 for children in homes where there were one or more cases of tuberculosis. In 1931, the Nightingale Cottage was opened on Brice Road as a tuberculosis preventorium for children. As tuberculosis became controllable, the agency became focused on emerging lung health issues. Today, The Breathing Association continues as a leading resource on lung health issues and preventing lung disease.
Erected 2006 by The Breathing Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 93-25.)
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Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 39° 57.69′ N, 82° 59.858′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. It is in the Uptown District. Marker is on 3rd Street south of Broad Street (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling south. It is across from Capitol Square next to the Columbus Dispatch newspaper building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Veterans Memorial Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); POW/MIA Walls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad / Black Conductors of Columbus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Stood Lincoln (about 300 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); Replica of Sun Dial at Mount Vernon (about 400 feet away); "Lest We Forget" (about 400 feet away); Former Federal Court Building and Post Office (about 400 feet away); Ohio Statehouse Sesquincentennial (about 400 feet
The Breathing Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
2. The Breathing Association Marker
Marker is where 40 South Third Street was. It is now a parking lot.
away); The Ohio Statehouse / Lincoln at the Statehouse (about 500 feet away); Ohio in the Civil War / Defending Ohio (about 500 feet away); Liberty Tree (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,607 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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