Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Forest Avenue's Medical Facilities / Oak Park Montgomery's First Public Park
Forest Avenue's Medical Facilities
With the growth of the Highland Park suburb in the 1890s, a medical community developed along Forest Avenue. In 1895, Dr. Isaac Watkins opened Highland Park Sanatorium in three frame houses in the 500 block. In early 1920s, Watkins sold to Dr. T. Brannon Hubbard who practiced in one and conducted a nursing school in another. Later, he built Hubbard Hospital adjacent to them. Dr. Hubbard closed his hospital in 1956, but continued to practice until 1968. In the 1930s, a Children's Hospital provided services by pediatrician Dr. C. Hilton Rice. Following World War II, in 1946, Dr. Frank Jackson and twelve other doctors founded Jackson Hospital that expanded into one of the largest in the area. In addition to the hospitals, hundreds of individual doctors have devoted themselves to the community, carrying out the medical traditions established here in the late 19th century.
Montgomery's First Public Park
Streetcar and land developers opened Highland Park in 1886 at same time adjacent suburb with that name was
Erected 2007 by the Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
Location. 32° 22.126′ N, 86° 17.193′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Forest Avenue and Park Place, on the right when traveling south on Forest Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Forest Avenue, Montgomery AL 36106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnnie R. and Arlam Carr, Sr. Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alabama State University / Tatum Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hall Street Baptist Church (approx. Home of Ralph David Abernathy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Nat "King" Cole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Aurelia Eliscera Shines Browder (approx. half a mile away); Alabama State University / Tullibody (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.