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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

African American Physicians

 
 
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By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. African American Physicians Marker
Inscription.  Site of office building which housed prominent African-American physicians and pharmacy. Among the doctors who practiced here between 1909 and 1930 were Obed Cooley; Nathaniel J. Ridley; J.C. Coleman; John Hunter, first African-American surgeon at St. Joseph's Hospital; and Joseph Laine, who later founded a medical clinic in Louisville.
Presented by Professor Doris Wilkinson, Historical Sociologist at University of Ky.
 
Erected 1993 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department Of Highways. (Marker Number 1928.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 38° 2.947′ N, 84° 29.966′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on N. Broadway Road (U.S. 27, 68) near West Main Street (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling north. Marker is on right between Main Street & Short Street. Touch for map. Marker
African American Physicians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. African American Physicians Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 118 North Broadway, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Inauguration (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silversmith Shop (about 400 feet away); Peaceful Protests for Equality / Turning a Blind Eye to a Movement (about 400 feet away); St. Paul Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Mary Todd Lincoln (about 500 feet away); U.S. Vice President (about 500 feet away); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
African American Physicians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
3. African American Physicians Marker
African American Physicians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
4. African American Physicians Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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