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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital

 
 
Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
1. Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital Marker
Inscription.  The Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital was constructed in the early 1930's and was dedicated on July 6, 1932. The 272 bed General Medical and Surgical Hospital began admitting patients on July 15, 1932. In 1940, the hospital was re-designated as a neuropsychiatric hospital. The campus originally consisted of 404 acres but has been reduced over the years to its current size of approximately 120 acres. Thirty-five buildings and structures on 60 acres of the campus are included as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings constructed within the period of significance (1930-1950) exhibit the Classical Revival architectural style that reflects the importance of the VA and its mission to provide medical care to the nation's veterans.

“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and his widow and his orphan …” Abraham Lincoln
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryScience & Medicine
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. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 6, 1932.
 
Location. 33° 11.536′ N, 87° 29.374′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on Loop Road, 0.1 miles east of Patton Avenue/Woodland Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3701 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Hudson & Therese Strode (approx. ¾ mile away); Hopewell Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vought A-7E Corsair II (approx. 2.1 miles away); Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) (approx. 2.1 miles away); U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) (approx. 2.1 miles away); M60A3 TTS Medium Tank (approx. 2.1 miles away); Willys Jeep (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination for the district, which was listed in 2012. (National Archives) (Submitted on August 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
2. Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital Marker
Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital Main Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 6, 2022
3. Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital Main Building
The Colonial Revival building was constructed in 1931.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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