Bedford in Lawrence County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dunn Memorial Hospital
Lawrence County Hospital Association was organized July 15, 1903 to build, maintain, and manage a hospital in Bedford. Opened first building 1904. State, district, and local Works Progress Administration officials and city and county officials approved and turned over this building—the hospital's third—to Lawrence County, October 22, 1941.
Open House and public tours held October 23, 1941. State WPA felt it was one of the "most beautiful building construction jobs ever completed in the state by WPA workers." Removal of patients and equipment from second building completed November 1, 1941. Addition started 1949. Major modernization and expansion of hospital was dedicated May 9, 1982.
Erected 2005 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Dunn Memorial Hospital. (Marker Number 47.2005.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1919.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 23rd Street, Bedford IN 47421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Edward Rector, Attorney (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County Soldiers Sailors and Pioneers Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lawrence County Vietnam Honor Roll (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lawrence County World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lawrence Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lawrence County Korean Honor Roll (approx. 0.8 miles away); Indiana Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Cornerstone of Freedom (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
Also see . . . IHM Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations for the text of the marker on their website. (Submitted on June 1, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.