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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

A.S. Magee Field

 

— Eastside Neighborhood Black History Trail —

 
A.S. Magee Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 11, 2021
1. A.S. Magee Field Marker
Inscription.  Magee Field is named in honor of Dr. A.S. Magee, a local physician who owned a pharmacy at Alcaniz and LaRua Streets. His residence was at the southwest corner of Blount Street and 8th Avenue. A letter to the editor of the Colored Citizen in 1914 tells that Dr. Magee performed surgery to remove a fibroid tumor and appendix on November 5, 1914. African American doctors were not allowed to practice in hospitals during the early Jim Crow years. Dr. Magee had no place to perform any major operation except in a residential dwelling. Magee performed the surgery with the help of African American doctors Dr. M.C. Beverette, Dr. A.A. Dixon and Dr. H.G. Williams. Mrs. Callis Mills and Mrs. Katie Mayes served as the assisting nurses. The patient was so pleased with the successful surgery that she was prompted to write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper praising Dr. Magee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is November 5, 1914.
 
Location. 30° 26.248′ N, 87° 12.896′ W. Marker is in Pensacola
A.S. Magee Field and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 11, 2021
2. A.S. Magee Field and Marker
A Magee Field Improvements Project, currently underway, will provide a new press box and concession/restroom facility for the football field at the field. Concrete Bleacher pads, sidewalks, and other features will also be constructed.
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, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive (Florida Route 291) south of East Scott Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 Dr MLK Jr Dr, Pensacola FL 32503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lost Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Crystal Icehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spencer Bibbs (approx. ¼ mile away); Katharine A. Goldsmith R.N. (approx. ¼ mile away); Spencer Bibbs Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); E.S. Cobb Center (approx. half a mile away); General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); John Lee Pickens’ Medical Office (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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