Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
The Monongalia General Hospital
The bronze used in this statue was from the original plaques commemorating donations in the former two divisions of the hospital. This statue is donated to the Citizens of Monongalia County by Jack and Anne Ryan of Ryan Advisors, Inc., Washington, D.C. A charity hospital was founded on October 20, 1922, with fifty beds in the unused portion of the county home by the Women's Hospital Association. It is one of the few hospitals in the United States established by a women's organization. In 1929, it became a county hospital by an act of the State Legislature. In 1939, the hospital was renamed the Monongalia General Hospital, and on February 23, 1940, a new building was formally opened with 82 beds at a cost of $250,000 next to the county home on Van Voorhis Road. The facility grew to 116 beds and ceased operation in 1977.
Around 1900, a white frame house on Willey Street, first constructed as a temporary residence of the President of West Virginia University, was purchased by Dr. Wade and Dr. Brock for a hospital and school of nursing. The house was named City Hospital. On March 28, 1912, Dr. Irvin Hardy and Dr. T. Jud McBee purchased
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is February 23, 1940.
Location. 39° 39.809′ N, 79° 56.765′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on J.D. Anderson Drive north of Mon General Drive, on the left when traveling north. The marker lies on a boulder to the right of the hospital main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 JD Anderson Drive, Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hough-Hall Family (approx. 0.6 miles away); Montani Semper Liberi (approx. 0.6 miles away); 201st Infantry/ Field Artillery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Legends (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Legends (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Legends Legends (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Legends (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.