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St. Martin de Porres Hospital

 
 
St. Martin de Porres Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. St. Martin de Porres Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1947 by the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile for the black community because segregation prevented black doctors from admitting patients to the City Hospital. Present building erected in 1950 and named for St. Martin de Porres, who was born in 1597 in Lima, Peru the son of a Spanish nobleman and a freed black slave. He cared for the sick and many cures were attributed to him. With desegregation in 1971, the hospital closed. In 1976, it became a nursing facility, the Allen Memorial Home, named for Edward Allen, fifth Bishop of Mobile.
 
Erected by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
 
Location. 30° 40.359′ N, 88° 3.12′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on South Washington Avenue north of Virginia Street
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, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 735 South Washington Avenue, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.H. Council Traditional School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Restoring Justice / Lives Lost in The Segregation Era (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Rest (approx. half a mile away); Sha'arei Shomayim Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Joe Cain (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jewish Rest Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Fort Blakely Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
The Allen Memorial Home is behind the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. The Allen Memorial Home is behind the marker.
View of marker looking north on South Washington Avenue. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. View of marker looking north on South Washington Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then and 204 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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