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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Clair Hospital

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2009
1. St. Clair Hospital Marker
Inscription.  In 1911 local doctors founded the St. Clair Hospital. The home adjacent to the hospital served as a residence home and training school for nurses. In 1940, the hospital was converted into a convalescent home. In 1948, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Garrett, an African-American couple, transformed the facility into a hotel. The Hotel St. Clair, which closed in 1976, accommodated African Americans who were not permitted to stay in white hotels. It also served as a social gathering place for members of Columbus' black community.
 
Erected 2007 by 2006-2007 Monroe 8th Grade Gifted and Talented Class, The Ingram-White Castle Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 99-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkCivil RightsEntertainmentScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 58.306′ 
St. Clair Hospital and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2009
2. St. Clair Hospital and Marker
N, 82° 58.846′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on St. Clair Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 346 St Clair Avenue, Columbus OH 43203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shiloh Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Baptist Church / James P. Poindexter (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lincoln Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Vernon Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); King Lincoln District Arch (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Thurber (approx. half a mile away); Donn Vickers Gazebo in Thurber Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,845 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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