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Livingston in Park County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Livingston Memorial Hospital

 
 
Livingston Memorial Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 24, 2021
1. Livingston Memorial Hospital Marker
Inscription.  A few years after Livingston Memorial Hospital opened in February 1955, the Livingston Enterprise reported, “This neat, modern building will hold a prominent position in the lives of Livingston residents for years to come. For some it will be their birthplace and hold their first memories of medical attention. Its importance will last through their lives.” Indeed, the building remains a local landmark and enduring symbol of public-private investment. In the decades before Livingston Memorial, the Park County Poor Farm (1889), Saint Luke’s Hospital (1901), Park Hospital (1913), and several other private maternity and religious hospitals served healthcare needs in the community. Following World War II, a nationwide thirst for modern facilities sparked state and federal aid programs to improve public infrastructure. In December 1946, the Livingston Community Hospital Association formed to plan and fundraise for a new hospital. That same year, Congress passed the Hill-Burton Hospital Act, a monumental federal aid program that ultimately built or improved twenty-nine rural Montana hospitals. Livingston-area community members donated about $400,000
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for this building; the project also received $276,645 in federal funds—the largest hospital grant given in Montana. Architects Ralph Cushing and Everett Terrell (CTA Architects) embraced key features of Modernism using long expanses of light and dark brick, deep roof overhangs, and minimal ornamentation. Sixty years later, federal loan funds and private donations again funded Livingston HealthCare, a new hospital facility east of town. In 2019, non-profit developer Homeword, Inc., revived this building using state grants and federal tax credits to convert it into thirty-four affordable housing units.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1955.
 
Location. 45° 38.973′ N, 110° 34.174′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Montana, in Park County. Marker is on South 13th Street near West Crawford Street. The marker is on the West Crawford Street side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 504 South 13th Street, Livingston MT 59047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On Horseback (approx. 0.3 miles away); Searching for Large Cottonwood (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Wide bold, rapid and deep" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sacajawea on the Yellowstone
Livingston Memorial Hospital and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 24, 2021
2. Livingston Memorial Hospital and Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Talcott House (approx. 0.7 miles away); "At the Yellowstone" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Josiah C. Vilas Residence (approx. 0.7 miles away); 128 South Yellowstone Street (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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