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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Carver Memorial Hospital

 
 
Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2008
1. Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Front
Inscription.  Carver Memorial, a hospital for Negroes, opened on June 18, 1947, in the Old West Ellis Hospital Building. Named for George Washington Carver, this health-care facility is said to have been the first municipally-owned, tax-supported hospital in America which was staffed by Negro doctors, nurses and other personnel for the care of Negro patients. Carver Memorial closed in 1962.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 94.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1910.
 
Location. 35° 2.857′ N, 85° 19.012′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd near Gateway Avenue, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. College Hill Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
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(approx. ¼ mile away); G. W. Franklin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Union Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chattanooga Brush Electric Light Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Crutchfield House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crutchfield House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Back image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2007
2. Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Back
Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2008
3. Carver Memorial Hospital Marker - Front
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,573 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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